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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sancho Panza.
the squire of Don Quixote, was governor of Barata’ria, according to Cervantes. He is described as a short, pot-bellied rustic, full of common sense, but without a grain of “spirituality.” He rode upon an ass, Dapple, and was famous for his proverbs. Panza, in Spanish, means paunch.   1
   A Sancho Panza. A justice of the peace. In allusion to Sancho, as judge in the isle of Barata’ria.   2
   Sancho Panza’s wife, called Tersa, pt. ii. i. 5; Maria, pt. ii. iv. 7; Juna, pt. i. 7; and Joan, pt. i. 21.   3
   Sancho. The model painting of this squire is Leslie’s Sancho and the Duchess.   4



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