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The pseudonym (taken from Rabelais) under which W. E. Aytoun and T. Martin published in 1845 A Book of Ballads, a collection of parodies and light poems. Among the authors parodied are Tennyson (notably ‘Locksley Hall’, in ‘The Lay of the Lovelorn’) and E. B. Browning (in ‘The Rhyme of Sir Lancelot Bogle’). Martin also used the pseudonym in his contributions to Tait's Magazine and Fraser's Magazine.

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