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 Areop’agusAretin’ian Syllables. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ar’etine (3 syl.),
 
or rather Pietro Aretino, patronised by François I of France. A poet noted for his disreputable life and licentious verses. (1492–1557.)   1
        “[Shakespeare] tried his hand with Aretine on a licentious subject.”—Steevens.
 


 Areop’agusAretin’ian Syllables. 

 
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