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 Thes’pians.Thessalian. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Thes’pis, Thes’pian.
 
Dramatic. Thespis was the father of Greek tragedy.   1
       
“The race of learned men,
… . Oft they snatch the pen,
As if inspired, and in a Thespian rage;
Then write.”
       
Thomson: Castle of Indolence, c. 1. 52.
       
“Thespis, the first professor of our art,
At country wakes sang ballads from a cart.”
       
Dryden: Prologue to Sophonisba.
 


 Thes’pians.Thessalian. 

 
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