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 Parson Adams.Parson Trulliber, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Parson Bate.
A stalwart, choleric, sporting parson, editor of the Morning Post in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He was afterwards Sir Henry Bate Dudley, Bart.   1
        “When Sir Henry Bate Dudley was appointed an Irish dean, a young lady of Dublin said, “Oh, how I long to see our dane. They say he is a very handsome man, and that he fights like an angel.”—Cassell’s Magazine: London Legends, iii.

 Parson Adams.Parson Trulliber, 


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