Peter Peebles' Lawsuit. In Sir Walter Scott's novel of
Redgauntlet. Peter is a litigious hardhearted drunkard, poor as a
churchmouse, and a liar to the backbone. His “ganging plea” is
Hogarthian comic, as Carlyle says.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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