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Lincolnshire Bagpipes

The croaking of frogs in the Lincolnshire fens. We have Cambridgeshire nightingales, meaning frogs; fen nightingales, the Liège nightingale. In a somewhat similar way asses are called “Arcadian nightingales.”

“Melancholy as ... the drone of a Lincolnshire bagpipe.” —Shakespeare: 1 Hen. IV., i. 2.

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