Abdael

(2 syl.).

George Monk, third Duke of Albemarle.

Brave Abdael o'r the prophets' school was placed;
Abdael, with all his father's virtues graced ...;
Without one Hebrew's blood, restored the crown.

—Dryden and Tait: Absalom and Achitopel, Part ii.

Tate's blunder for Abdiel (q.v.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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