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Devonshire Poet

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O. Jones, a journeyman wool-comber, who lived at the close of the 18th century. Edward Capern, called “The rural Postman of Bideford” (born 1819), and John Gay, author of the Beggar’s Opera, etc. (1688–1732), of Barnstaple (Devonshire).

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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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Devil’s Mass (The)
Devil’s Nostrils (The)
Devil’s Own
Devil’s Paternoster (To say the)
Devil’s Snuff-box (The)
Devil’s Tattoo (The)
Devil’s Throat (The)
Devils (in Dante’s Divine Comedy):
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Devonshire Poet
Dew-beaters
Dew-bit (A)
Dew-drink
Dexterity
Dgellabæan
Dhuldul
Diable (Le)
Diadem
Dialectics
Diamond