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Bully-boy (A)

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A jolly companion, a “brick.” (German, buhle, a lover; buhler, a gallant.)

We be three poor mariners

Newly come from the seas,

We spend our lives in jeopardy,

While others live at ease;

Shall we go dance the round, the round,

Shall we go dance the round?

And he that is a bully boy

Come pledge me on this ground.”


Deuteromelia. (1609.)

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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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