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Smith of Nottingham

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Ray, in his Collection of Proverbs, has the following couplet:—

“The little Smith of Nottingham,

Who doth the work that no man can.”

Applied to conceited persons who imagine that no one is able to compete with themselves.

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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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