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 Pipelet.Piper that Played before Moses (By the). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Pied Piper. (See PIED.)   1
   Who’s to pay the piper? (See PAY.)   2
   Tom Piper. So the piper is called in the morris dance.   3
   There is apparently another Tom Piper, referred to by Drayton and others, of whom nothing is now known. He seems to have been a sort of Mother Goose, or raconteur of short tales.   4
“Tom Piper is gone out, and mirth bewailes,
He never will come in to tell us tales.”

 Pipelet.Piper that Played before Moses (By the). 


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