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Dodington

whom Thomson invokes in his Summer, was George Bubb Dodington, Lord Melcomb-Regis, a British statesman, who associated much with the wits of the time. Churchill and Pope ridiculed him, while Hogarth introduced him in his wig into his picture called the Orders of Periwigs.

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