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Do-the-Boysʹ Hall

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A school where boys were taken in and done for by a Mr. Squeers, a puffing, ignorant, over-bearing brute, who starved them and taught them nothing. (Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby.)

⁂ It is said that Mr. Squeers is a caricature of Mr. Shaw, a Yorkshire schoolmaster; but Mr. Shaw was a kind-hearted man, and his boys were well fed, happy, and not ill-taught. Like Squeers he had only one eye, and like Squeers he had a daughter. It is said that his school was ruined by Dickens’s caricature.

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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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