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Lunsford

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A name used in terrorem over children. Sir Thomas Lunsford was governor of the Tower; a man of most vindictive temper, and the dread of everyone.

Make children with your tones to run forʹt,

As bad as Bloody bones or Lunsford.”


Butler: Hudibras, iii. 2.

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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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