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Nero’s Friend

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After Nero’s fall, when his statues and monuments were torn down by order of the Senate, and every mark of dishonour was accorded to his memory, some unknown hand during the night went to his grave and strewed it with violets.

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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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Neptune
Neptune’s Horse
Neptunian or Neptunist
Nereids
Nereus
Nerine
Nerissa
Nero
Nero of the North
Nero’s Friend
Nesr
Nesrem
Nessus
Nest
Nest-egg (A)
Nestor
Nestorians
Nethinim
Nettle
Nettles