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 Peter Parley.Peter-pence. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peter Peebles.
 
Peter Peebles’ Lawsuit. In Sir Walter Scott’s novel of Redgauntlet. Peter is a litigious hard-hearted drunkard, poor as a churchmouse, and a liar to the backbone. His “ganging plea” is Hogarthian comic, as Carlyle says.   1
 


 Peter Parley.Peter-pence. 

 
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