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Baviad

(The). A merciless satire by Gifford on the Della Cruscan poetry, published 1794. The word is from Virgil's Eclogue, iii. 9.

He may with foxes plough, and milk he-goats,
Who praises Bavins or on Mævius dotes.

E.C.B.

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