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
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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