A treaty entered into by England, Sweden, and Holland against Louis XIV. in 1668. It ended in the treaty of Aixla-Chapelle. (See next page.)
A treaty between England, France, and Holland against Charles XII. This league was called the Quadruple after Germany joined it. (1717.)
A third (1789) between Great Britain, Holland, and Russia, against Catherine of Russia in defence of Turkey.
A fourth in 1883, between Germany, Italy, and Austria, against France and Russia.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894