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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3853
AUTHOR:John Byrom (1691–1763)
QUOTATION:Thus adorned, the two heroes, ’twixt shoulder and elbow,
Shook hands and went to ’t; and the word it was bilbow.
ATTRIBUTION:Upon a Trial of Skill between the Great Masters of the Noble Science of Defence, Messrs. Figg and Sutton.
 

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