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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Plain Dealer (The).
 
Wycherly was so called, from his celebrated comedy of the same title. (1640–1715.)   1
        “The Countess of Drogheda inquired for the Plain Dealer. ‘Madame,’ says Mr. Fairbeard, ‘since you are for the “Plain Dealer,” there he is for you,’ pushing Mr. Wycherly towards her.”—Cibber: Lives of the Poets, iii. p. 252.
 


 Plain (The).Plan of Campaign (The). 

 
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