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Baʹviad (The)

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A merciless satire by Gifford on the Della Cruscan poetry, published 1794. The word is from Virgil’s Eclogue, iii. 9.

He may with foxes plough, and milk he-goats,

Who praises Bavius or on Mævius dotes.”


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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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Battle of the Poets (The)
Battle of the Whips
Battle (Sarah)
Battledore
Battu
Battu de fol Oiseau (Etre)
Battus paieront (Les)
Baubee
Bauble
Baucis
Baviad (The)
Bavieca
Bavius
Bawbee
Bawley Boat (A)
Bawtry
Baxterians
Bay
Bay the Moon (To)
Bay Salt
Bayadere (bah-ya-dare)

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