- skip - Brewer’s

Cresswell (Madame)

.

A woman of infamous character who bequeathed £10 for a funeral sermon, in which nothing ill should be said of her. The Duke of Buckingham wrote the sermon, which was as follows: “All I shall say of her is this—she was born well, she married well, lived well, and died well; for she was born at Shad-well, married to Cress-well, lived at Clerken-well, and died in Bride-well.”

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Cremona
Cremonas
Creole
Crepidam
Crescent
Crescent City (The)
Crescit
Cresselle
Cresset
Cressida
Cresswell (Madame)
Cressy (Battle of)
Crestfallen
Crete
Creticus
Cretinism
Crex
Crib (A)
Crib (A)
Crib
Cricket