King Robert of Sicily. A metrical romance of the Trouveur,
taken from the Story of the Emperor Jovinian in the Gesta
Romanorum, and borrowed from the Talmud. It finds a place in
the Arabian Nights, the Turkish Tutinameh, the Sanskrit Pantschatantra, and has been réchauffé by Longfellow under
the same name.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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