The Neapolitan Exile. Baron Poerio. One of the kings of Naples
promised the people a constitution, but broke his word; whereupon a
revolution broke out, and the baron, with many others, was imprisoned
for many years in a dreadful dungeon near Naples. He was at length
liberated and exiled to America, but compelled the captain to steer for
Ireland, and landed at Cork, where he was well received.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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