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 Grandison (Sir Charles).Grandmother. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grandison Cromwell Lafayette.
 
Grandison Cromwell was the witty nickname given by Mirabeau to Lafayette, meaning thereby that he had all the ambition of a Cromwell in his heart, but wanted to appear before men as a Sir Charles Grandison.   1
 


 Grandison (Sir Charles).Grandmother. 

 
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