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Sadler’s Wells (London)

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There was a well at this place called Holy Well, once noted for “its extraordinary cures.” The priests of Clerkenwell Priory used to boast of its virtues. At the Reformation it was stopped up, and was wholly forgotten till 1683, when a Mr. Sadler, in digging gravel for his garden, accidentally discovered it again. Hence the name. In 1765 Mr. Rosoman converted Sadler’s garden into a theatre.

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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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Sacripant
Sad Bread (Latin, pavis gravis)
Sad Dog (He’s a)
Sadah
Sadda
Sadder and a Wiser man (A)
Saddle
Saddletree (Mr. Bartoline)
Sadducees
Sadi or Saadi
Sadler’s Wells (London)
Sadlerian Lectures
Sæhrimnir [Sza-rim-ner]
Safa
Safety Matches
Saffron
Saffron Veil
Saga (plural Sagas)
Sagan of Jerusalem
Sages (The Seven)
Sagittarius