E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Captain Hill and Lord Mohun made a dastardly attack on an actor named Mountford, on his way to Mrs. Bracegirdles house in Howard Street. Hill was jealous of the actor, and induced the noble lord to join him in this valiant quarrel. Mountford died next day. Hill fled, and was never heard of more; Mohun was tried for his life, but acquitted. (See ISSACHAR.) (Howell: State Trials, vol. xii. p. 947.)