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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Barzil’lai (3 syl.).
 
The Duke of Ormond, a friend and staunch adherent of Charles II. The allusion is to Barzillai, who assisted David when he was expelled by Absalom from his kingdom (2 Sam. xvii. 27–29).   1
       
“Barzillai crowned with honours and with years …
In exile with his godlike prince he mourned,
For him he suffered, and with him returned.”
       
Dryden: Absalom and A chitophel, l. 817–24.
 


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