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 Father of Waters.Father of the People. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Father of his Country.
 
Cicero was so entitled by the Roman senate. They offered the same title to Ma’rius, but he refused to accept it.   1
   Several of the Cæsars were so called—Julius, after quelling the insurrection of Spain; Augustus, etc.   2
   Cosmo de’ Med’ici (1389–1464).   3
   G. Washington, the defender and paternal counseller of the American States. (1732–1799.)   4
   Andrea Do’rea (1468–1560). Inscribed on the base of his statue by his countrymen of Gen’oa.   5
   Androni’cus Palæol’ogus II. assumed the title (1260–1332).   6
   (See also 1 Chron. iv. 14.)   7
 


 Father of Waters.Father of the People. 

 
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