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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fair.
 
(Latin feriœ, holidays.)   1
   A day after the fair. Too late for the fun. “Sero sapiunt Phryges.” The Phrygians were noted for their obstinacy; hence, Phryx verberatus melior. They were thrice conquered: by Hercules, the Greeks, and the Latins, and were wise “after the events.”   2
 


 Fair (The).Fair (Sloe). 

 
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