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Welsh Ambassador (The)

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The cuckoo. Logan, in his poem To the Cuckoo calls it the “messenger of Spring”; but the Welsh ambassador means that the bird announces the migration of Welsh labourers into England for summer employment.

“Why, thou rogue of universality, do I not know thee? This sound is like the cuckoo, the Welshambassador.”—Dampet: A Trick to Catch the Old One, iv. 5.

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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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Well-beloved
Well-founded Doctor
Well of English Undefiled
Well of St. Keyne [Cornwall]
Well of Samaria
Well of Wisdom
Wells (Somersetshire)
Weller (Sam)
Wellington
Welsh Ambassador (The)
Welsh Main
Welsh Mortgage (A)
Welsh Rabbit
Welsher
Wench (A)
Werner
Werther
Werwolf (French, loup-garou)
Wesleyan
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