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" ... them by the ears ; and this provoked and began to make me very angry with him ; and thus one fault brought me into another after it, like — Water my chickens come clock. "
The Fool of Quality: Or, The History of Henry, Earl of Moreland - Page 206
by Henry Brooke - 1767
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Notes and Queries, Volume 59

Electronic journals - 1879
...; there 'в first leap-frog and thnah-a-thnah." — H. Brooke, Fool of QiuUtty. i. 25 (ed. 1859). " One fault brought me into another after it, like Water my chickens come clod:" — Ib., i. 272. I only conjecture this to be a game, or it might be an allusion to some nursery...
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Questions and answers - 1879
...them ; there 's first leap-frog and tknuk-a-tknuh."— H. Brooke. Fool of Quality, i. 25 (ed. 1859). " One fault brought me into another after it, like Water my chickens come clock." — II., \. 272. I only conjecture this to be a game, or it might be an allusion to some nursery story....
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The fool of quality; or, The history of Henry earl of Moreland. 4 ..., Volume 1

Henry Brooke - 1859
...mischief the better of the two, he took out a handful of silver and threw it among my companions, to set them by the ears ; and this provoked and began to...it, like — Water my chickens come clock. But this did not satisfy my young lord — for they called him lord — but he must take out a crown, and offer...
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Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs ..., Volume 1

William Carew Hazlitt - Fasts and feasts - 1905 - 672 pages
...; there's first leap-frog and thrush-a-thrush." — H. Brooke, Fool of Quality, i. 25 (ed. 1859). " One fault brought me into another after it, like Water my chickens come clock."— Ib., i. 272. " Can you play at draughts, polish, or chess?"— Ib., i. 267. " Some reminded him of...
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore ..., Volume 1

John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - Fasts and feasts - 1905
...; there's first leap-frog and thrush-a-thrush." — H. Brooke, Fool of Quality, i. 25 (ed. 1859). " One fault brought me into another after it, like Water my chickens come dock."—Ib., i. 272. " Can you play at draughts, polish, or chess? "—Ib., i.267. " Some reminded...
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Questions and answers - 1879
...; there 'B first leap-fro^ and tkruik-a-thnuh,."— H. Brooke, Fool of Quality. \. 25 (ed. 1859). " One fault brought me into another after it, like Water my chickens come clock." — Ib., i. 272. I only conjecture this to be a game, or it might be an allusion to some nursery story....
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