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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Vari’na.
 
Swift, in his early life, professed to have an attachment to Miss Jane Waryng, and Latinised her name into Varina. (See VANESSA.)   1
 


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