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 Devil and Tom Walker (The).Devil in Dublin City (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Devil catch the Hindmost (The).
 
In Scotland (? Salamanca) it is said when a class of students have made a certain progress in their mystic studies, they are obliged to run through a subterranean hall, and the last man is seized by the devil, and becomes his imp.   1
 


 Devil and Tom Walker (The).Devil in Dublin City (The). 

 
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