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 TyrantTyrtæus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tyre,
 
in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, means Holland; Egypt means France.   1
       
“I mourn, my countrymen, your lost estate …
Now all your liberties a spoil are made.
Egypt and Tyrus intercept your trade.”
       
Part i. 700–707.
 


 TyrantTyrtæus. 

 
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