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Alexander the Corrector.

Alexander Cruden, author of the “Concordance to the Bible,” who petitioned Parliament to constitute him “Corrector of the People,” and went about constantly with a sponge to wipe out the licentious, coarse, and profane chalk scrawls which met his eye. (1701–1770)

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