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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Horse Protestant.
 
As good a Protestant as Oliver Cromwell’s horse. This expression arises in a comparison made by Cromwell respecting some person who had less discernment than his horse in the moot points of the Protestant controversy.   1
 


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