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 Wells (Somersetshire).Wellington. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Weller (Sam).
Pickwick’s factotum. His wit, fidelity, archness, and wide-àwakedness are inimitable. (Dickens Pickwick Papers.)   1
   Tony Weller. Father of Sam. Type of the old stage-coachman; portly in size, and dressed in a broad-brimmed hat, great-coat of many capes, and top-boots. His stage-coach was his castle, and elsewhere he was as green as a sailor on terra firma. (Dickens: Pickwick Papers.)   2

 Wells (Somersetshire).Wellington. 


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