Alexander of the North

Charles XII of Sweden, so called from his military achievements. He was conquered at Pultowa, in Russia (1709), by Czar Peter the Great (1682–1718).

Repressing here
The frantic Alexander of the North.

Thomson: Winter.

The Persian Alexander.
Sandjar (1117.1158).

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