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Vicar of Wakefield

(The). Dr. Primrose Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894ViceVicar of Bray A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related Con…

Vicar of Bray

(The). Let who will be king, I will be vicar of Bray still. Brome says of Simon Alleyn that he “lived in the reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth. In the first two …

Vicar

Rector, one who receives both great and small tithes. Vicar receives only the small tithes. At the Reformation many livings which belonged to monasteries passed into the hands of noblemen, …

Pindar of Wakefield

(George-a-Green) has given his name to a celebrated house on the west side of the Gray's Inn Road; and a house with that name still exists in St. Chad's Row, on the other side of the street…

James Beach WAKEFIELD

WAKEFIELD, James Beach, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Winsted, Conn., March 21, 1825; attended the public schools at Westfield, Mass., and Jonesville, N.Y.; was graduated from Trinit…

Primrose

(George). Son of the worthy Vicar of Wakefield. He went to Amsterdam to teach the people English, but forgot that he could not do so till he knew something of Dutch himself. (Goldsmith: Vic…

Vice

(1 syl.), in Old English moralities, was a buffoon who wore a cap with ass's ears. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Vice VersaVicar of Wakefield A B C D E …

Burchell

(Mr.). A baronet who passes himself off as a poor man, his real name and title being Sir William Thornhill. His favourite cant word is “Fudge.” (Goldsmith. Vicar of Wakefield.) …

Glaucus' Swop

(A). A one-sided bargain. Alluding to the exchange of armour between Glaucos and Diomedes. As the armour of the Lycian was of gold, and that of the Greek of brass, it was like bartering pre…

Jenkinson

(Ephraim). A swindling rascal, who makes a tool of Dr. Primrose. (Goldsmith: Vicar of Wakefield.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894JennetJemmy Jessamy A B C…