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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Devil’s Daughter’s Portion (The).
 
The saying is—
       
“Deal, Dover, and Harwich,
The devil gave with his daughter in marriage,”
   1
   because of the scandalous impositions practised in these seaports on sailors and occasional visitors. (Grose: Classical Dictionary, etc.)   2
 


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