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Jamie or Jemmie Duffs

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Weepers. So called from a noted Scotchman of the 18th century, who lived at Edinburgh. His great passion, like that of “Old Q.,” was to follow funerals in mourning costume, with orthodox weepers. I myself know a gentleman of a similar morbid passion. (Kay: Original Portraits, i. 7, and ii. 9, 17, 95.)

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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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