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Water-Poet

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John Taylor, the Thames waterman. (1580–1654.)

“I must confess I do want eloquence,

And never scarce did learn my accidence,

For having got from ‘possumʹ to ‘posset

I there was grayelled, nor could farther get.”


Taylor the Water-Poet.

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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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Watch on Board Ship
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Water-gall
Water-hole
Water-logged
Water-Poet
Water-sky (A)
Water Stock (To)
Water of Jealousy (The)
Water Tasting like Wine
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Waterloo Cup (The)
Waterworks (The)
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