E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Peregrine (3 syl.)
ran away from home, and obtained a loan of £10 from Job Thornbury, with which he went abroad and traded; he returned a wealthy man, and arrived in London on the very day Job Thornbury was made a bankrupt. Having paid the creditors out of the proceeds made from the hardwaremans loan, he married his daughter. (George Colman the Younger: John Bull.)