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Glaucusʹ Swop (A)

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A one-sided bargain. Alluding to the exchange of armour between Glaucos and Diomeʹdes. As the armour of the Lycian was of gold, and that of the Greek of brass, it was like bartering precious stones for French paste. Moses, in Goldsmith’s Vicar of Wakefield, made “a Glaucusʹ swop” with the spectacle-seller.

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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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