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 Hil’debrod (Duke).Hill (Sir John), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A monk of Hildesheim doubting how with God a thousand years could be as one day, listened to the singing of a bird in a wood, as he thought for three minutes, but found the time had been three hundred years. Longfellow has borrowed this tale and introduced it in his Golden Legend. (See FELIX.)   1

 Hil’debrod (Duke).Hill (Sir John), 


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