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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lincolnshire Bagpipes.
 
The croaking of frogs in the Lincolnshire fens. We have Cambridgeshire nightingales, meaning frogs; fen nightingales, the Liège nightingale. In a somewhat similar way asses are called “Arcadian nightingales.”   1
        “Melancholy as … the drone of a Lincolnshire bagpipe.”—Shakespeare: 1 Hen. IV., i. 2.
 


 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,Lindab’rids. 

 
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