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Nero's Friend

After Nero's fall, when his statues and monuments were torn down by order of the Senate, and every mark of dishonour was accorded to his memory, some unknown hand during the night went to his grave and strewed it with violets.

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