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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Come Yorkshire over One (To).
To bamboozle one, to overreach one. Yorkshire has always been proverbial for shrewdness and sharp practice. “I’s Yorkshire too” means, I am ’cute as you are, and am not to be taken in.   1

 Come Upon the Parish (To).Comedy 

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