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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kenelm (St.)
 
was murdered at Clente-in-Cowbage, near Winchelcumb, in Gloucestershire. The murder, says Roger of Wendover, was miraculously notified at Rome by a white dove, which alighted on the altar of St. Peter’s, bearing in its beak a scroll with these words:   1
       
“In Clent cow pasture, under a thorn,
Of head bereft, lies Kenelm king-born.”
 


 Kendal Green.Kenna. 

 
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