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Henneberg (Countess)


One day a beggar woman asked alms of the Countess, who twitted the beggar for carrying twins. The woman, furious with passion, cursed the Countess with the assurance that she should become the mother of 365 children. The tradition is that the Countess had this number all at one parturition. All the boys were named John and all the girls Elizabeth. The story says they all died on the day of their birth, and were buried at Hague.

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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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Hempen Fever
Hempen Widow
Hemus or Hæmus
Hen and Chickens
Hen with one Chick
Henchman. Henchboy
Hengist and Horsa
Henneberg (Countess)
Henricans or Henricians
Henry (Poor)
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