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 Jemmy.Jemmy Jessamy (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jemmy Dawson
was one of the Manchester rebels, who was hanged, drawn, and quartered on Kennington Common, Surrey, July 30th, 1746. A lady of gentle blood was in love with the gallant young rebel, and died of a broken heart on the day of his execution. (Percy’s Reliques, series 2, book iii. 26.)   1
   Shenstone has a ballad on it, beginning, “Come, listen to my mournful tale.”   2

 Jemmy.Jemmy Jessamy (A). 

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