Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Mock-beggar Hall or Manor.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Mock-beggar Hall or Manor.
A grand, ostentatious house, where no hospitality is afforded, neither is any charity given.   1
“No times observed, nor charitable lawes,
The poor receive their answer from the dawes,
Who, in their cawing language, call it plaine
Mock-begger Manour, for they come in vaine.”
Taylor: Workes.


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