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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Saturn or Kronos [Time]
devoured all his children except Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto. Jupiter means air, Neptune water, and Pluto the grave. These Time cannot consume.   1
   Saturn is a very evil planet to be born under. “The children of the sayd Saturne shall be great jangeleres and chyders … and they will never forgyve tyll they be revenged of theyr quarell.” (Compost of Ptholomeus.)   2



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