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Miles dʹIlliers, Bishop of Chartres (1459–1493), was so litigious, that when Louis XI. gave him a pension to clear off old scores, and told him in future to live in peace and goodwill with his neighbours, the bishop earnestly entreated the king to leave him some three or four to keep his mind in good exercise. Similarly Panurge entreated Pantagʹruel not to pay off all his debts, but to leave some centimes at least, that he might not feel altogether a stranger to his own self. (Rabelais: Pantagruel, iii. 5.) (See Lilburn.)

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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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Lavinia and Palemon
Lavolt or Lavolta
Law Latin
Law’s Bubble
Laws of the Medes and Persians
Lawing. (Scots.)
Lawn-market (The)
Lawrence (St.)
Lawyer’s Bags
Lay Brothers
Lay Figures
Lay Out (To)
Lay about One (To)
Lay by the Heels (To)
Lay of the Last Minstrel

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