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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Doctor Syntax.
A simple-minded, pious henpecked clergyman, very simple-minded, but of excellent taste and scholarship, who left home in search of the picturesque. His adventures are told in eight-syllable verse in The Tour of Dr. Syntax, by William Combe. (See DUKE COMBE.)   1
   Dr. Syntax’s horse. Grizzle, all skin and bone. (See HORSE.)   2

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