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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Arnold,
 
of Melch’thal, patriarch of the forest cantons of Switzerland. He was in love with Matilda, a sister of Gessler, the Austrian governor of the district. When the tyranny of Gessler drove the people into rebellion, Arnold gave up Matilda and joined the insurgents; but when Gessler was shot by William Tell, he became united to her in marriage. (Rossini’s opera of Guglielmo Tell.)   1
 


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