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 Robbing Peter to pay Paul.Robert François Damiens, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
King Robert of Sicily. A metrical romance of the Trouveur, taken from the Story of the Emperor Jovinian in the Gesta Romano’rum, and borrowed from the Talmud. It finds a place in the Arabian Nights, the Turkish Tutinameh, the Sanskrit Pantschatantra, and has been réchauffé by Longfellow under the same name.   1
   Robert, Robin. A highwayman.   2

 Robbing Peter to pay Paul.Robert François Damiens, 


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