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Babouin

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Taisez-vous, petite babouin; laissez parlez votre mère, qui est plus sage que vous. The tale or fable is this: A girl one day went to make an offering to Venus, and prayed the goddess to give her for husband a young man on whom she had fixed her affections. A young fellow happened at the time to be behind the image of Cupid, and hearing the petition, replied, “So fine a gentleman is not for such as you.” The voice seemed to proceed from the image, and the girl replied, “Hold your tongue, you little monkey; let your mother speak, for she is wiser than you.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Baal Shemesh
Baal Zeboub [Beelzebub]
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Babau
Babes in the Wood
Babes (Deities of)
Babies in the Eyes
Babel
Babouc
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Baby Charles
Babylon
Babylonian Numbers
Babylonish Captivity
Babylonish Garment (A)
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Bacchanalia
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