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 Guy-ropes.Gwynn (Nell). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Guyon (Sir).
 
The impersonation of Temperance or Self-government. He destroyed the witch Acra’sia, and her bower, called the “Bower of Bliss.” His companion was Prudence. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, book ii.)   1
   The word Guyon is the Spanish guiar (to guide), and the word temperance is the Latin tem’pero (to guide).   2
 


 Guy-ropes.Gwynn (Nell). 

 
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