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Hudʹson (Sir Jeffrey)

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The famous dwarf, at one time page to Queen Henrietta Maria. Sir Walter Scott has introduced him in his Peveril of the Peak, chap. xxxiv. Vandyke has immortalised him by his brush; and his clothes are said to be preserved in Sir Hans Sloane’s museum. (1619–1678.)

⁂ The person slain in a duel by this dwarf was the Hon. Mr. Crofts.

We fought on horseback—breaking ground and advancing by signal; and, as I never miss aim, I had the misfortune to kill [my adversary] at the first shot.”—Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak, chap. xxxiv.

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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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Howdie
Howitzers
Howleglass
Hrimfaxi
Hub
Hubal
Hubbard (Old Mother)
Hubert (h silent)
Hudibras
Hudibrastic Verse
Hudson (Sir Jeffrey)
Hue and Cry
Hug the Shore (To)
Hug the Wind (To)
Hugger - mugger
Huggins and Muggins
Hugh Lloyd’s Pulpit (Merionethshire)
Hugh Perry
Hugh of Lincoln
Hugin and Munin [mind and memory]
Hugo

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