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 Peter of ProvencePeter the Hermit (in Tasso), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peter the Great
 
of Russia built St. Petersburg, and gave Russia a place among the nations of Europe. He laid aside his crown and sceptre, came to England, and worked as a common labourer in our dockyards, that he might teach his subjects how to build ships.   1
 


 Peter of ProvencePeter the Hermit (in Tasso), 

 
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