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 Tenner (A).Tennyson (Alfred). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tennis Ball of Fortune.
 
Pertinax, the Roman emperor, was so called. He was first a seller of charcoal, then a schoolmaster, then a soldier, and lastly an emperor, but in three months he was dethroned and murdered.   1
 


 Tenner (A).Tennyson (Alfred). 

 
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