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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Melan’tius.
 
A brave, honest soldier, who believes everyone to be true and honest till convicted of crime, and then is he a relentless punisher. (Beaumont and Fletcher The Maid’s Tragedy.)   1
 


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