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Tweedledum and Tweedledee

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“Some say compared to Bononcini

That mynheer Handel’s but a ninny;

Others aver that he to Handel

Is scarcely fit to hold a candle.

Strange all this difference should be

ʹTwixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.”


J. Byrom.

This refers to the feud between the Bononcinists and Handelists. The Duke of Marlborough and most of the nobility took Bononcini by the hand; but the Prince of Wales, with Pope and Arbuthnot, was for Handel. (See Gluckists.)

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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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