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 Biceps Parnassus (Pers. Prol. 2),Bioorn. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bick’erstaff (Isaac).
 
A name assumed by Dean Swift in a satirical pamphlet against Partridge, the almanack-maker. This produced a paper war so diverting that Steele issued the Tatler under the editorial name of “Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq., Astrologer” (1709).   1
 


 Biceps Parnassus (Pers. Prol. 2),Bioorn. 

 
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