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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Harcourt’s Round Table.
A private conference in the house of Sir William Harcourt, January 14, 1887, with the view of reuniting, if possible, the Liberal party, broken up by Mr. Gladstone’s Irish policy.   1
        The phrase “Round Table” is American, meaning what the French call a cercle, or club meetings held at each other’s houses.


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