Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Orkborne (Dr.).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Orkborne (Dr.).
A learned student, very dry and uncompanionable; very particular over his books, and the tutor of Eugenia, the niece of Sir Hugh. He is a character in Camilla, the third novel of Mme. D’Arblay. Eugenia was deformed owing to an accident partly caused by her uncle; and Sir Hugh, to make the best compensation in his power, appointed Dr. Orkborne to educate her, and also left her heiress to his estates.   1
        “Mr. Oldbuck hated putting to rights as much as Dr. Orkborne, or any other professed student.”—Scott: Antiquary.



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