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 Pompey’s Pillar,Pongo. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pompil’ia.
 
The bride of Count Guido Franceschi’ni, who is brutally treated by him, but makes her escape under the protection of a young priest, named Caponsacchi. She subsequently gives birth to a son, but is stabbed to death by her husband. (Robert Browning: The Ring and the Book.) (See RING.)   1
 


 Pompey’s Pillar,Pongo. 

 
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