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 Thom’ists.Thone (1 syl.) or Thonis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Thomson (James),
 
author of The Seasons and Castle of Indolence, in 1729 brought out the tragedy of Sophonisba, in which occurs the silly line: “O Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!” which a wag in the pit parodied into “O Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!” (1700–1748.)   1
 


 Thom’ists.Thone (1 syl.) or Thonis. 

 
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