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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Inkle and Yar’ico.
The hero and heroine of a drama so called by George Colman. The story is from the Spectator, No. 11. Inkle is a young Englishman who is lost in the Spanish main; he falls in love with Yarico, an Indian maiden, whom he lives with as his wife; but no sooner does he find a vessel to take him to Barbadoes than he sells her for a slave.   1

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