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Lamourette's Kiss

On July 7th, 1792, the Abbé Lamourette induced the different factions of the Legislative Assembly of France to lay aside their differences; so the deputies of the Royalists, Constitutionalists, Girondists, Jacobins, and Orleanists rushed into each other's arms, and the king was sent for to see “how these Christians loved one another;” but the reconciliation was hollow and unsound. The term is now used for a reconciliation of policy without abatement of rancour.

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