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Gentle Shepherd (The)


George Grenville, the statesman, a nickname derived from a line applied to him by Pitt, afterwards Earl of Chatham. Grenville, in the course of one of his speeches, addressed the House interrogatively, “Tell me where? tell me where?” Pitt hummed a line of a song then very popular, “Gentle shepherd, tell me where?” and the House burst into laughter (1712–1720).

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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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Genii King
Genitive Case
Genius, Genii (Roman mythology)
Genius Loci (Latin)
Genovefa (g soft)
Genre Painter (genre 1 syl.)
Gens Braccata
Gens Togata
Gentle (g soft)
Gentle Shepherd (The)
Gentleman (g soft)
Gentlemen of Paper and Wax
Geoffrey Crayon
Geology (g soft)
Geomancy (g soft)
Geometry (g soft)
George II
George III
George IV
George, Mark, John (SS.)

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