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Devil among the Tailors (The)

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On Dowton’s benefit at the Haymarket, some 7,000 journeymen tailors congregated in and around the theatre to prevent a burlesque called The Tailors: a Tragedy for Warm Weather, which they considered insulting to the trade. Fairburn’s edition of this play is headed The Devil among the Tailors, and contains an account of this fracas. (See also Biographia Dramatica, article Tailors.) There is a Scotch reel so called.

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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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