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 Little Gentleman in Velvet (The).Liturgy 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Little Packs become a Little Pediar.
“Little boats must keep near shore, larger ones may venture more.”   1
“Mainwaring is a clever justice—
In him, my lord, our only trust is—
Burdett’s a ratten meddler;
Volks shud turn round and see their backs,
And meend [mind] old proverbs: ‘Little packs,
Become a little pedlar.”
Peter Pindar: Middlesex Election, letter i.

 Little Gentleman in Velvet (The).Liturgy 


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