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 Ga’briel (g hard),Gabri’na, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gab’riell’e (3 syl.; g hard).
 
La Belle Gabrielle. Daughter of Antoine d’Estrées, grand-master of artillery, and governor of the Ile de France. Henri IV., towards the close of 1590, happened to sojourn for a night at the Château de Cœuvres, and fell in love with Gabrielle, then nineteen years of age. To throw a flimsy veil over his intrigue, he married her to Damerval de Liancourt, created her Duchess de Beaufort, and took her to live with him at court.   1
       
“Charmante Gabrielle,
Perce de mille dards,
Quand la gloire m’appelle
A la suite de Mars.”
       
Henri IV.
 


 Ga’briel (g hard),Gabri’na, 

 
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