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Willie-Wastle (the child’s game)

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Willie Wastle was governor of Hume Castle, Haddington. When Cromwell sent a summons to him to surrender, he replied—

“Here I, Willie Wastle,

Stand firm in my castle,

And all the dogs in the town

Shanʹt pull Willie Wastle down.”

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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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