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Mock-beggar Hall or Manor

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A grand, ostentatious house, where no hospitality is afforded, neither is any charity given.

“No times observed, nor charitable lawes,

The poor receive their answer from the dawes,

Who, in their cawing language, call it plaine

Mock-begger Manour, for they come in vaine.”


Taylor: Workes.

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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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