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 Boards.Boast of England (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boast (The).
 
The vainglory, the ostentation, that which a person boasts of, or is proud of.   1
       
“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
Awaits [sic] alike the inevitable hour.”
       
Gray: The Elegy, stanza 9.
 


 Boards.Boast of England (The). 

 
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