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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
John Tamson’s Man,
 
a henpecked husband: one ordered here, and ordered there and ordered everywhere. Tameson—i.e. spiritless, the slave even of a Tame-son.   1
        “‘The deil’s in the wife!’ said Cuddie. ‘D’ye think I am to be John Tamson’s man, and maistered by a woman a’ the days o’my life?”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xxxix.
 


 John the Baptist.John with the Leaden Sword. 

 
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