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Ethʹnic Plot

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The Popish plot. In Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, Charles II. is called David, the royalists are called the Jews, and the Papists Gentiles or Ethnoi, whence “Ethnic plot” means the Gentile or Popish plot.

Saw with disdain an Ethnic plot begun …

‘Gainst form and order they their power employ,

Nothing to build, and all things to destroy.”


Part i. 518, 532–3.

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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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