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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Swan of Avon (The), or Sweet Swan of Avon.
 
Shakespeare is so called by Ben Jonson because his home was on the Avon. (1564–1616.)   1
 


 Swan-hopping.Swan of Cambray (The) 

 
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