E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Daughter of the Horseleech.
One very exigeant; one for ever sponging on another. (Prov. xxx. 15.)
Such and many such like were the morning attendants of the Duke of Buckinghamall genuine descendants of the daughter of the horse-leech, whose cry is Give, give.Sir W. Scott: Peveril of the Peak, chap. xxviii.