E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
in Drydens Absalom and Achitophel, is the second Duke of Buckingham. Like the captain who conspired against Asa, King of Judah, he formed parties and joined factions, but pending the issue he was drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house. (1 Kings xvi. 9.)