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 Pa’rias or Par’iahs.Paris 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Par’idel.
 
A young gentleman that travels about and seeks adventure, because he is young, rich, and at leisure. (See below.)   1
       
“Thee, too, my Paridel, she marked thee there,
Stretched on the rack of a too easy chair,
And heard thy everlasting yawn confess
The pains and penalties of idleness.”
       
Pope: Dunciad, iv. 341.
   Sir Paridel. A male coquette, whose delight was to win women’s hearts, and then desert them. The model was the Earl of Westmoreland. (Spenser: Faërie Queene, bk. iii. cant. 10; bk. iv. c. 1.)   2
 


 Pa’rias or Par’iahs.Paris 

 
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