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Rupert of Debate

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Edward Geoffrey, fourteenth Earl of Derby. It was when he was Mr. Stanley, and the opponent of the great O (i.e. OʹConnell), that Lord Lytton so describes him. (1799–1869.)

“The brilliant chief, irregularly great,

Frank, haughty, bold—the Rupert of Debate.”


New Timon.

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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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