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 Mercury Fig.Mercy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mercu’tio.
 
A kind-hearted, witty nobleman, kinsman to the Prince of Vero’na, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Being mortally wounded by Tybalt, he was asked if he were hurt, and replied, “A scratch, a scratch; marry, ’tis enough.”   1
   The Mercutio of actors. Lewis, who displayed in acting the combination of the fop and real gentleman. (1748–1811.)   2
 


 Mercury Fig.Mercy. 

 
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