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Jemmy Dawson

was one of the Manchester rebels, who was hanged, drawn, and quartered on Kennington Common, Surrey, July 30th, 1746. A lady of gentle blood was in love with the gallant young rebel, and died of a broken heart on the day of his execution. (Percy’s Reliques, series 2, book iii. 26.)

Shenstone has a ballad on it, beginning, “Come, listen to my mournful tale.”

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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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Jehu
Jejune
Jekyll
Jelly Pardons
Jellyby (Mrs.)
Jemmie Duffs
Jemmy
Jemmy
Jemmy
Jemmy
Jemmy Dawson
Jemmy Jessamy (A)
Jenkinson (Ephraim)
Jennet
Jenny
Jenny lOuvrière
Jenny Wren
Jeofail, i.e. Jai failli (Lapsus sum; I have failed)
Jeopardy
Jereed
Jeremiad

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