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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Diocle’tian.
 
The Roman Emperor, noted for his fierce persecution of the Christians, 303. The Emperor Constantine, on the other hand, was the “nursing father” of the Church.
       
“To make the Church’s glory shine,
       
Should Diocletian reign, not Constantine.”
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Crabbe: Borough.
 


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