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 Tibul’lus.Tiburtius’s Day (St.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tibur’ce (3 syl.) or Tiburce (2 syl.).
 
Brother of Valinian, converted by the teaching of St. Cecilia, his sister-in-law, and baptised by Pope Urban. Being brought before Almachius the prefect, and commanded to worship the image of Jupiter, both the brothers refused, and were decapitated. (Chaucer: Secounde Nonnes Tale.)   1
       
“Al this thing sche unto Tiburce told (3 syl.).
And after this Tiburce, in good entente (2 syl.).
With Valiri’an to Pope Urban wente.”
       
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 12,276.
 


 Tibul’lus.Tiburtius’s Day (St.). 

 
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