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 Samp’son.Samson Carrasco. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Samson.
 
Any man of unusual strength; so called from the Judge of Israel.   1
   The British Samson. Thomas Topham, son of a London carpenter. He lifted three hogsheads of water, weighing 1,836 pounds, in the presence of thousands of spectators assembled in Bath Street, Coldbath Fields, May 28th, 1741. Being plagued by a faithless woman, he put an end to his life in the flower of his age. (1710–1753.)   2
   The Kentish Samson. Richard Joy, who died 1742, at the age of 67. His tombstone is in St. Peter’s churchyard, Isle of Thanet.   3
 


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