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Overview page. Subjects: History — Religion.

The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being meted out can be found in quarter sessions and parish ...

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beggar

Overview page. Subjects: History — Religion.

The Elizabethan Poor Law Acts of 1597–1601 ordered that beggars should be punished by whipping. Examples of such punishment being meted out can be found in quarter sessions and parish ...

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Beggar

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: Reinhard Johannes Sorge Pf: 1917, Berlin Pb: 1912 Tr: 196...

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beggar

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 97 words.

Illness or some physical disability such as blindness and lameness made it impossible to earn a living; recourse to people's

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beggar

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 97 words.

Illness or some physical disability such as blindness and lameness made it impossible to earn a living; recourse to people's

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Beggar

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 3 words.

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beggar

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 133 words.

blagger, bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, quagga, saggar, shagger, stagger, swagger • alga, realgar, Trafalgar •

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beggar

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 75 words.

beggar belief (or description) be too extraordinary to be believed (or described).

beggar on horseback a formerly poor

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beggar

Edited by Jennifer Speake.

in Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

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beggar

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 133 words.

blagger, bragger, dagger, flagger, Jagger, lagger, nagger, quagga, saggar, shagger, stagger, swagger • alga, realgar, Trafalgar •

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Beggars

Robert Herrick.

Edited by Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly.

in The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick, Vol. 1

Primary Text.

Jacob Gods Beggar was; and so we wait

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