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Boz

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Charles Dickens (1812–1870).

“Boz, my signature in the Morning Chronicle,” he tells us, “was the nickname of a pet child, a younger brother, whom I had dubbed Moses, in honour of the Vicar of Wakefield, which, being pronounced Bozes, got shortened into Boz.”


“Who the dickens ‘Bozʹ could be

Puzzled many a learned elf;

But time revealed the mystery,

For ‘Bozʹ appeared as Dickensʹ self.”


Epigram in the Carthusian.

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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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