Macgregor sits is the head of the table, where

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Proverbial saying, mid 19th century, sometimes attributed to ‘Rob Roy’. Other names are used as well as Macgregor, and in the late 16th century in Euphues and his England, John Lyly has the story of Agesilaus' son who, when mocked for being placed at the lower end of the table, answered that the upper end was where he was sitting.

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