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A seventh son used to be so dubbed from the notion of his being intuitively skilled in the cure of agues, the king’s evil, and other diseases.

“Plusieurs croyent quʹen France les septiennes gargons, nez de legitimes mariages (sans que la suitte des sept ait, esté interrompue par la naissance dʹaucune fille) peuvent aussi guerir des fievres tierces, des fievres quartes, et mesme des ecronelles, après avoir jeûne trois ou neuf jours avant que de toucher les malades.”—Jean Baptiste Thiers: Traité des Superstitions, etc., i. p. 436.

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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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