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Beefington

or Milor Beefington, a character in Canning's mock tragedy, The Rovers, a burlesque, in the Anti-Jacobin, on the sentimental German dramas of the period. Casimere is a Polish emigrant, and Beefington an English nobleman, exiled by the tyranny of King John.

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