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 Hang in the Bell Ropes (To).Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hanged or Strangled.
Examples from the ancient classic writers:—   1
(1) AC’HIUS, King of Lydia, endeavoured to raise a new tribute from his subjects, and was hanged by the enraged populace, who threw the dead body into the river Pacto’lus.
(2) AMA’TA, wife of King Lati’nus, promised her daughter Lavin’ia to King Turnus; when, however, she was given in marriage to Æne’as, Ama’ta lianged herself that she might not see the hated stranger. (Virgil: Æneid, vii.)
(3) ARACH’NE, the most skilful of needle-women, hanged herself because she was outdone in a trial of skill by Minerva. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, vi. fab. 1.)
(4) AUTOL’YCA, mother of Ulysses, hanged herself in despair on receiving false news of her son’s death.
(5) BONO’SUS, a Spaniard by birth, was strangled by the Emperor Probus for assuming the imperial purple in Gaul. (A.D. 280.)
(6) IPHIS, a beautiful youth of Salamis, of mean birth, hanged himself because his addresses were rejected by Anaxar’el a girl of Salamis of similar rank in life. (Ovid: Metamorphoses, xiv. 708, etc.)
(7) LATI’NUS, wife of. (See AMATA, ábove.)
(8) LYCAM’BES, father of Neobu’la, who betrothed her to Archil’ochos, the poet. He broke his promise, and gave her in marriage to a wealthier man. Archil’ochos so scourged them by his satires that both father and daughter hanged themselves.
(9) NEOBU’LA. (See above.)
(10) PHYLLIS, Queen of Thrace, the accepted of Demoph’oön, who stopped on her coasts on his return from Troy. Demophoön was called away to Athens, and prômised to return; but, failing so to do, Phyllis hanged herself.

 Hang in the Bell Ropes (To).Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered. 


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