Mohun

Captain Hill and Lord Mohun made a dastardly attack on an actor named Mountford, on his way to Mrs. Bracegirdle's house in Howard Street. Hill was jealous of the actor, and induced the “noble lord” to join him in this “valiant quarrel.” Mountford died next day. Hill fled, and was never heard of more; Mohun was tried for his life, but acquitted. (See Issa-char.) (Howell: State Trials, vol. xii. p. 947.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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