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 Verger.Verone’se (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Vernon,
 
mentioned by Thomson in his Summer, was Admiral Edward Vernon, who attacked Carthage’na in 1741; but the malaria reached the crew, and, as the poet says—   1
       
“To infant weakness sunk the warrior’s arms.”
   Diana Vernon. An enthusiastic Royalist of great beauty and talent. (Sir Walter Scott: Rob Roy.)   2
 


 Verger.Verone’se (3 syl.). 

 
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