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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
El’gin Marbles.
 
A collection of ancient bas-reliefs and statues made by Lord Elgin, and sent to England in 1812. They are chiefly fragments of the Par’thenon at Athens, and were purchased by the British Government for £35,000, to be placed in the British Museum (1816). (Elgin pronounced ‘gin,’ as in begin.)   1
 


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