Letter of Uriah
(2 Sam. xi. 14). A treacherous letter of friendship, but in
reality a death-warrant. (See Bellerophon.)
“However, sir, here is a guarantee. Look at its contents: I do not
again carry the letters of Uriah.” —Sir W. Scott: Redgauntlet,
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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