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 Art’egal (Sir) (in Spenser’s Faërie Queene),Arte’sian Wells. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ar’temus Ward.
A showman, very cute, and very American. The hypothetical writer of the essays or papers so called, the real author being Charles F. Browne.   1
   Being asked if his name was Artmus or Artmus, he wrote on his address card:—   2
“Don’t bother me with your etas and short e’s,
Nor ask me for more than you have on my card;
Oh! spare me from etymological sorties,
And simply accept me as Artemus Ward”
   Which, however, leaves the pronunciation of “Ward” doubtful.   3

 Art’egal (Sir) (in Spenser’s Faërie Queene),Arte’sian Wells. 


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