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 Better kind Friend, etc.Bettina. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A mascotte who always brought good luck wherever she went. Though a mere peasant, she is taken to the Prince of Piombino’s palace of Laurent, to avert his ill-luck; but by marrying Pippo (a shepherd) she loses her gift. However, the prince is reminded that the children of a mascotte are hereditary mascottes, and makes Bettna promise that her first child shall be adopted by the prince. (See MASCOTTE.)   1

 Better kind Friend, etc.Bettina. 


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