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 Specie, Species,Spectre of the Brocken. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spectacles,
 
the device of Thackeray in drawings made by him. In Punch, vol. xx. No. 495, p. 8, is a butcher’s boy chalking up “No Popery,” and the tray forms a pair of spectacles, showing it was designed by Thackeray.   1
 


 Specie, Species,Spectre of the Brocken. 

 
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