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Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

by Robert Burns On The Late Captain Grose's Pe...The Kirk Of Scotland's AlarmEpigram On Francis Grose The Antiquary The Devil got notice that Grose was a-dying So whip! at the su…

MacIntyre

(Captain Hector). Brother of Maria MacIntyre, the antiquary's niece, in Sir Walter Scott's Antiquary. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MacIvorMacGregor A B …

Oldbuck

An antiquary; from the character of Jonathan Oldbuck, a whimsical virtuoso in Sir Walter Scott's Antiquary. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894OldcastleOld Man …

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce JLK K is a consonant that we get from the Greeks, but it can be traced away back beyond them to the Cerathians, a small commercial nation inhabiting the peninsula of Smero. …

Bernardo

in Dibdin's bootlegbooks (a romance), is meant for Joseph Hazlewood, antiquary and critic (1811). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Bernardo del CarpioBernard S…

Bucephalos

[bull-headed ]. A horse. Strictly speaking, the charger of Alexander the Great, bought of a Thessalian for thirteen talents (3,500). “True, true; I forgot your Bucephalos.” &#82…

Cocked-hat Club

(The). A club of the Society of Antiquaries. A cocked hat was always placed before the president when the club met. There was another club so called in which the members, during club sitti…

Davy

I'll take my davy of it. I'll take my “affidavit” it is true. Davy (Snuffy). David Wilson. (See Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary, chap. iii. and note.) Source: Dictionary …

Dousterswivel

A German swindler, who obtains money under the promise of finding buried wealth by a divining rod. (Scott: Antiquary.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DoutDo…

Dryasdust

(Rev. Dr.). A heavy, plodding author, very prosy, very dull, and very learned; an antiquary. Sir Walter Scott employs the name to bring out the prefatory matter of some of his novels. &#822…