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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5188
AUTHOR:Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
QUOTATION:“Lambe them, lads! lambe them!” a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First’s time.
ATTRIBUTION:Peveril of the Peak. Chap. xlii.
WORKS:Sir Walter Scott Collection.
 

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