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 Brandy is Latin for Goose.Branghtons (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brandy Nan.
 
Queen Anne, who was very fond of brandy (1664, 1702–1714). On the statue of Queen Anne in St. Paul’s Churchyard a wit wrote—   1
       
“Brandy Nan, Brandy Nan, left in the lurch,
Her face to the gin-shop, her back to the church.”
   A “gin palace” used to stand at the south corner of St. Paul’s Churchyard.   2
 


 Brandy is Latin for Goose.Branghtons (The). 

 
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