E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hero of Smolletts novel so called. The general scheme of Oliver Twist resembles it. Humphrey is a workhouse boy, put out apprentice; but being afterwards reduced to great want, he attracts the notice of Mr. Bramble, who takes him into his service. He turns out to be Brambles natural son, and falls in love with Winifred Jenkins, Miss Brambles maid.