Nevers

II Conte di Nevers, the husband of Valentina. Being asked by the Governor of the Lonvre 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.)

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