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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Battersea.
 
You must go to Battersea to get your simples cut. A reproof to a simpleton, or one who makes a very foolish observation. The market gardeners of Battersea used to grow simples (medicinal herbs), and the London apothecaries went there to select or cut such as they wanted. (See NAVIGA.)   1
 


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