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John-a-Dreams

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A stupid, dreamy fellow, always in a brown study and half asleep.

“Yet I,

A dull and muddy-mettled rascal, peak,

Like John-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause,

And can say nothing.”


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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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Jog
Jog-trot
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John-a-Dreams
John-a-Droynes
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