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Subvolʹvans or Subvolvaʹni

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The antagonists of the Privolvans in Samuel Butler’s satirical poem called The Elephant in the Moon.

“The gallant Subvolvani rally,

And from their trenches make a sally.”


Verse 83, etc.

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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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Substitution of Service (The)
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