Edward Bright, of Essex, weighed 44 stone, or 616 pounds, at
death. He was 5 feet 9 inches high, 5 feet round the chest, and 6 feet
11 inches round the paunch. He died 1750, aged thirty.
Daniel Lambert, born at St. Marga ret's Leicester, weighed 739
pounds. He was 3 yards 4 inches round the waist, 1 yard 1 inch round
the leg. (1770-1809.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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