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 Stilling (John Henry),Stimulants of Great Men. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sti’lo No’vo.
 
New-fangled notions. When the calendar was reformed by Pope Gregory XIII. (1582), letters used to be dated stilo novo, which grew in time to be a cant phrase for any innovation.   1
       
“And so I leave you to your stilo novo.
       
Beaumont and Fletcher.
 


 Stilling (John Henry),Stimulants of Great Men. 

 
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