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 Alexander of the North.Alexander’s Beard. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Alexander the Corrector.
Alexander Cruden, author of the “Concordance to the Bible,” who petitioned Parliament to constitute him “Corrector of the People,” and went about constantly with a sponge to wipe out the licentious, coarse, and profane chalk scrawls which met his eye. (1701–1770.)   1

 Alexander of the North.Alexander’s Beard. 

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