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Azo

Marquis of Este, married Parisina, who fell in love with Hugo, a natural son of Azo. The marquis ordered Hugo to be beheaded; but no one knows what the fate of Parisina was. Azo, at any rate, married again, and had a family. This Azo was in reality Niccolo of Ferrara. ( Byron: Parisina.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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