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 Flowing Philosophers.Fluke. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fluellen.
 
A Welsh captain and great pedant, who, amongst other learned quiddities, attempted to draw a parallel between Henry V. and Alexander the Great; but when he had said that one was born at Monmouth and the other at Macedon, both beginning with the same letter, and that there was a river in both cities, he had exhausted his best parallelisms. (Henry V., iv. 7.)   1
        “His parallel is, in all essential circumstances, as incorrect as that which Fluellen drew between Macedon and Monmouth.”—Lord Macaulay.
 


 Flowing Philosophers.Fluke. 

 
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