E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The impersonation of intellect without virtue in Thackerays Vanity Fair. (See SEDLEY.)
Becky Sharp, with a baronet for a brother-in-law and an earls daughter for a friend, felt the hollowness of human grandeur, and thought she was happier with the Bohemian artists in Soho.The Express.