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 Sampler.Samson. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Samp’son.
 
A dominie Sampson. A humble pedantic scholar, awkward, irascible, and very old-fashioned. The character occurs in Sir Walter Scott’s Guy Mannering.   1
 


 Sampler.Samson. 

 
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