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 Himiltrude (3 syl.).Hind. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hinc illæ Lacrymæ.
 
This was the real offence; this was the true secret of the annoyance; this, entre nous, was the real source of the vexation.   1
       
“Perchance ’tis Mara’s song that gives offence—Illinc illæ lacrymæ—I fear
The song that once could charm the royal sense,
Delights, alas! no more the royal ear.”
       
Peter Pindar: Ode upon Ode.
 


 Himiltrude (3 syl.).Hind. 

 
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