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The name given by Spenser in The Faerie Queene, iv, iii, to Cambalo, whose tale he borrows from ‘Dan Chaucer, well of English undefyled’, and completes. Cambell is brother of Canacee, for whom there are many suitors. It is arranged that the strongest of these, three brothers, shall fight with Cambell and the lady be awarded to the victor. Two of the brothers are defeated: the contest between the third, Triamond, and Cambell is undecided, each wounding the other. They are reconciled by Cambina, Triamond's sister; Canacee is awarded to Triamond and Cambell marries Cambina. The magic ring of Canacee in the ‘Squire's Tale’ reappears in the Faerie Queene, with the power of healing wounds.

Subjects: Literature.

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