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Hempe (1 syl.)

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When hempe is spun England is done. Lord Bacon says he heard the prophecy when he was a child, and he interpreted it thus: Hempe is composed of the initial letters of Henry, Edward, Mary, Philip, and Elizabeth. At the close of the last reign “England was done,” for the sovereign no longer styled himself “King of England,” but “King of Great Britain and Ireland.” (See Notarica.)

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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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Hellespont
Helmet
Helmets
Heion
Helot
Help
Helter-skelter
Helve
Helvetia
Hemp
Hempe
Hempen Caudle
Hempen Collar (A)
Hempen Fever
Hempen Widow
Hemus or Hæmus
Hen-pecked
Hen and Chickens
Hen with one Chick
Henchman. Henchboy
Hengist and Horsa

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