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Birmingham Poet


John Freeth, who died at the age of seventy-eight in 1808. He was wit, poet, and publican, who not only wrote the words and tunes of songs, but sang them also, and sang them well.

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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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Birchin Lane
Bird in the hand
Bird in thy Bosom
Bird of Estë
Birds (protected by superstitions)
Bird’s-eye View
Birdcage Walk (St. James’s Park, London);
Birmingham Poet
Birthday Suit
Biscuit (French-Latin, bis, twice; cuit, baked)
Bishop (Evêque)
Bishop, Cardinal, Pope (as beverages):
Bishop Barnaby
Bishop in Partibus
Bishop of Hippo
Bishop’s Apron