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Forbës

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referred to by Thomson in his Seasons, was Duncan Forbes, of Culloʹden, lord president of the Court of Session. For many years he ruled the destinies and greatly contributed to the prosperity of Scotland. He was on friendly terms with Pope, Swift, Arbuthnot, etc. The word is now generally pronounced as a monosyllable.

“Thee, Forbës, too, whom every worth attends… .

Thy country feels throʹ her reviving arts,

Planned by thy wisdom, by thy soul informed.”


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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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