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 Rupee.Rupert’s Balls, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rupert of Debate.
 
Edward Geoffrey, fourteenth Earl of Derby. It was when he was Mr. Stanley, and the opponent of the great O (i.e. O’Connell), that Lord Lytton so describes him. (1799–1869.)   1
       
“The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, bold—the Rupert of Debate.”
       
New Timon.
 


 Rupee.Rupert’s Balls, 

 
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