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Asmodeʹus

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The companion of Don Cleʹofas in The Devil on Two Sticks. (Chap. iii.)

Asmodeʹus flight. Don Cleʹofas, catching hold of his companion’s cloak, is perched on the steeple of St. Salvaʹdor. Here the foul fiend stretches out his hand, and the roofs of all the houses open in a moment, to show the Don what is going on privately in each respective dwelling.

“Could the reader take an Asmodeus-flight, and, waving open all roofs and privacies, look down from the roof of Notre Dame, what a Paris were it!”—Carlyle: French Revolution II., vi. chap. vi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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