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Pedlar’s Acre (Lambeth)

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According to tradition, a pedlar of this parish left a sum of money, on condition that his picture, with a dog, should be preserved for every in glass in one of the church-windows. In the south window of the middle aisle, sure enough, such a picture exists; but probably it is a rebus on Chapman, the name of some benefactor. In Swaffham church there is a portrait of one John Chapman, a great benefactor, who is represented as a pedlar with his pack; and in that town a similar tradition exists.

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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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Pecker
Peckham
Pecksniff
Peculiar
Peculiars (The Court of)
Peculium
Pecuniary
Pedagogue
Pedlar
Pedlar’s Acre (Lambeth)
Pedlars French
Peebles
Peel
Peeler (A)
Peep
Peep-o-Day Boys
Peeping Tom of Coventry
Peerage of the Apostles
Peers of the Realm
Peg or Peggy