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Bramble (Matthew)

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A testy, gouty, benevolent, country squire, in Smollett’s novel of Humphrey Clinker. Colman has introduced the same character as Sir Robert Bramble in his Poor Gentleman. Sheridan’s “Sir Anthony Absolute” is of the same type.

“Aʹnʹt I a baronet? Sir Robert Bramble at Blackberry Hall, in the county of Kent? ʹTis time you should know it, for you have been my clumsy, two-flsted valet-de-chambre these thirty years.”—The Poor Gentleman, iii. 1.

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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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