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 Holystone.Home, Sweet Home. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Home (1 syl.).
 
(Anglo-Saxon, hm.)   1
   Our long home, the grave.   2
   Who goes home? When the House of Commons breaks up at night the door-keeper asks this question of the members. In bygone days all members going in the direction of the Speaker’s residence went in a body to see him safe home. The question is still asked, but is a mere relic of antiquity.   3
 


 Holystone.Home, Sweet Home. 

 
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