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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Vesta,
 
in Roman mythology, was the Home-goddess, called by the Greeks “Hestia.” She was custodian of the sacred fire brought by Ænas from Troy. This fire was lighted afresh annually on March day, and to let it go out would have been regarded as a national calamity.   1
 


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