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Molly Mog

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This celebrated beauty was an innkeeper’s daughter, at Oakingham, Berks. She was the toast of all the gay sparks, in the former half of the eighteenth century, and died in 1766, at an advanced age. Gay has a ballad on this Fair Maid of the Inn.

Molly Mog died at the age of sixty-seven, a spinster; Mr. Standen, of Arborfield, the enamoured swain alluded to in the ballad, died 1730. It is said that Molly’s sister Sally was the greater beauty. A portrait of Gay still hangs in the inn.

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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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Molière
Molinism
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Moll Cutpurse
Moll Flanders
Moll Thomson’s Mark
Molly
Molly Coddle (A)
Molly Maguires
Molly Mog
Molmutius
Moloch
Moly
Mome (French)
Momiers (French, men of mummery)
Mommur
Momus
Momus’s Lattice or Window
Monaciello [little monk]
Monarchians