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Rule, Britannia

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Words by Thomson, author of The Seasons; music by Dr. Arne. It first appeared in a masque entitled Alfred, in which the name of David Mallett is associated with that of James Thomson, and some think he was the real author of this “political hymn.” (August 1, 1740.)

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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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Rudra
Rue
Rue
Rue
Ruffe
Ruffian Hall
Rufus (The Red)
Ruggiero
Rukenaw (Dame)
Rule (St.) or St. Regulus
Rule, Britannia
Rule Nisi
Rule of Thumb (The)
Rule of the Road (The)
Rule the Roost (To)
Rum
Ruminate
Rumolt
Rump-fed
Rump Parliament
Rumpelstilzchen [Rumple-stilts-skin]