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 John Audley.John Chinaman. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
John Bull.
 
The national nickname for an Englishman, represented as a bluff, kindhearted, bull-headed farmer. The character is from a satire by Dr. Arbuthnot. In this satire the Frenchman is tormed Lewis Baboon, the Dutchman Nicholas Frog, etc.   1
   John Bull. A comedy by George Colman. Job Thornberry is the chief character.   2
 


 John Audley.John Chinaman. 

 
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