An old man who weds a buxom young maiden,

biddeth fair to become a freeman of Buckingham.

In all liklihood the fabricator of this proverb, by a freeman of Buckingham, meant a cuckold; an event, it must be confessed, under those circumstances, much within the chapter of possibilities.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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