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Buncle (John)

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“A prodigious hand at matrimony, divinity, a song, and a peck.” He marries seven wives, loses all in the flower of their age, is inconsolable for two or three days, then resigns himself to the decrees of Providence, and marries again. (The Life and Opinions of John Buncle, Esq., by Thomas Amory.)

John is a kind of innocent Henry VIII, of private life.”—Leigh Hunt.

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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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Bumbledom
Bummarees
Bumper
Bumpkin
Bumptious
Bun
Bunch of Fives
Buncle (John)
Bundle
Bundle of Sticks
Bundschuh [highlows]
Bung
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Bungay
Bungay
Bunkum
Bunny
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