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Dulness

King of dulness. Colley Cibber, poet laureate after Eusden.

`God save king Cibber!' mounts in every note . . .
So when Jove's block descended from on high . . .
Loud thunder to the bottom shook the bog,
And the hoarse nation croaked, `God save king Log!'

Pope: Dunciad, book i.

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