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 Learn by Heart (To).Least Said the soonest Mended (The) or The Less Said 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Learned (2 syl.).
 
Coloman, king of Hungary, was called The Learned (1095–1114). (See BEAUCLERC.)   1
   The Learned Blacksmith. Elihu Burritt, the linguist, who was at one time a blacksmith (1811–1879).   2
   The Eearned Painter. Charles Lebrun, so called from the great accuracy of his costumes (1619–1690).   3
   The Learned Tailor. Henry Wild, of Norwich, who mastered, while he worked at his trade, the Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Chaldaic, Syriac, Persian, and Arabic languages (1684–1734).   4
 


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