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 Beaumontague [pronounce bo-montaig].Beautiful Parricide. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beautiful.
 
Beautiful or fair as an angel. Throughout the Middle Ages it was common to associate beauty with virtue, and ugliness with sin; hence the expressions given above, and the following also—“Seraphic beauty,” “Cherubic loveliness,” “Ugly as sin,” etc.   1
 


 Beaumontague [pronounce bo-montaig].Beautiful Parricide. 

 
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