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 Old Man Eloquent.Old Man of the Mountain. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old Man of the Moon (The).
 
The Chinese deity who links in wedlock predestined couples. (See MAN IN THE MOON.)   1
        “The Chinese have a firm belief in marriages being made in heaven. A certain deity, whom they call the ‘Old Man of the Moon,’ links with a silken cord all predestined couples.”—J. N. Jordan: Modern China (Nineteenth Century, July, 1886, p. 45).
 


 Old Man Eloquent.Old Man of the Mountain. 

 
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