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Belted Will

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Lord William Howard, warden of the western marches (1563–1640).

“His Bilboa blade, by marchmen felt,

Hung in a broad and studded belt;

Hence, in rude phrase, the borderers still

Called noble Howard Belted Will.”


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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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