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Parʹidel

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A young gentleman that travels about and seeks adventure, because he is young, rich, and at leisure. (See below.)

“Thee, too, my Paridel, she marked thee there,

Stretched on the rack of a too easy chair,

And heard thy everlasting yawn confess

The pains and penalties of idleness.”


Pope: Dunciad, iv. 341.

Sir Paridel. A male coquette, whose delight was to win women’s hearts, and then desert them. The model was the Earl of Westmoreland. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. iii. cant. 10; bk. iv. c. 1.)

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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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Parasite
Parc aux Cerfs [deer parks]
Parcæ
Parchment
Pardon Bell
Pardouneres Tale
Pari Passu
Parian Chronicle
Parian Verse
Parias or Pariahs
Paridel
Paris
Paris-Garden
Parish Registers
Parisian
Parisian Wedding (The)
Parisienne (La)
Parisina
Parizade
Parkership
Parks

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