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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Abus,
 
the river Humber.   1
       
“For by the river that whylome was hight
The ancien Abus … [was from]
Their chieftain, Humber, named aright.”
   And Drayton, in his Polyolbion, 28, says:—   2
       
“For my princely name,
       
From Humber, king of Huns, as anciently it came.”
   See Geoffrey’s Chronicles, Bk. ii. 2.   3
 


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