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 Con’yger or Con’igry.Cook your Goose. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cooing and Billing,
 
like Philip and Mary on a shilling. The reference is to coins struck in the year 1555, in which Mary and her consort are placed face to face, and not cheek by jowl, the usual way.   1
       
“Still amorous, and fond, and billing,
Like Philip and Mary on a shilling.”
       
Hudibras, part iii. 1.
 


 Con’yger or Con’igry.Cook your Goose. 

 
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