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 Dr. Dove.Doctor Mirabilis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dr. Fell.
 
I do not like thee, Dr. Fell. A correspondent of Notes and Queries says the author was Tom Brown, who wrote Dialogues of the Dead, and the person referred to was Dr. Fell, Dean of Christchurch (1625–1686), who expelled him, but said he would remit the sentence if he translated the thirty-third Epigram of Martial:
       
“Non amo te, Zabidi, nec possum dicere quare;
Hoc tantum possum dicere, non amo te.”
“I do not like thee, Dr. Fell,
The reason why I cannot tell;
But this I know, I know full well,
I do not like thee, Dr. Fell.”
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T. Brown.
 


 Dr. Dove.Doctor Mirabilis. 

 
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