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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
King Pétaud.
 
The court of King Pétaud. A kind of Alsatia, where all are talkers with no hearers, all are kings with no subjects, all are masters and none servants. There was once a society of beggars in France, the chief of whom called himself King Pétaud. (Latin, peto, to beg.)   1
 


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