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Il Conte di Nevers, the husband of Valentina. Being asked by the Governor of the Louvre to join in the massacre of the Protestants, he replied that his family contained a long list of warriors, but not one assassin. He was one of the Catholics who fell in the dreadful slaughter (Meyerbeer Gli Ugonotti, an opera.)

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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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