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 Boyle Lectures.Bozzy. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870).   1
        “Boz, my signature in the Morning Chronicle,” he tells us, “was the nickname of a pet child, a younger brother, whom I had dubbed Moses, in honour of the Vicar of Wakefield, which, being pronounced Bozes, got shortened into Boz.
“Who the dickens ‘Boz’ could be
Puzzled many a learned elf;
But time revealed the mystery,
For ‘Boz’ appeared as Dickens’ self.”
Epigram in the Carthusian.

 Boyle Lectures.Bozzy. 


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