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Dominie Sampson

A village schoolmaster and scholar, poor as a church mouse, and modest an a girl. He cites Latin like a porcus literarum, and exclaims “Prodigious!” (Scott: Guy Mannering.) (See Stilling.)

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