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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Midsummer Madness.
 
Olivia says to Malvo’lio, “Why, this is very midsummer madness” (Twelfth Night, iii. 4). The reference is to the rabies of dogs, which is generally brought on by Midsummer heat.   1
 


 Midsummer Ale.Midsummer Men. 

 
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