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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
French of Stratford atte Bowe.
 
English-French.   1
       
“And French, she [the nun] spak ful, faire and fetysly,
After the scole of Stratford atte Bowe,
For French of Parys was to hire unknowe.”
       
Chaucer: Canterbury Tales (The Prologue).
 


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