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Candour (Mrs.)

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A type of female backbiters. In Sheridan’s comedy of The School for Scandal.

“The name of ‘Mrs. Candourʹ has become one of those formidable by-words, which have had more power in putting folly and ill-nature out of countenance than whole volumes of remonstrance.”—T. Moore.

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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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