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 Vale the Bonnet (To).Valentia. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Valens or Vala’nus.
 
Mercury was the son of Valens and Phoro’nis. This Mercury is called Tropho’nius in the regions under the earth. (Cicero De Nat. Deorum, iii. 22.)   1
       
“Ciclin’ius [Mercury] riding in his hirachee
Fro Venus V’lanus might this palais see.”
       
Chaucer: Compl. of Mars and Venus.
 


 Vale the Bonnet (To).Valentia. 

 
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