E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pleydell (Mr. Paulus).
An advocate in Edinburgh, formerly sheriff of Ellangowan.
Mr. Counsellor Pleydell was a lively, sharp-looking gentleman, with a professional shrewdness in his eye, and, generally speaking, a professional formality in his manner; but this he could slip off on a Saturday evening, when he joined in the ancient pastime of High Jinks.Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, xxxix.