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Devil’s Daughter’s Portion (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Devil’s Daughter’s Portion

Deal, Dover, and Harwich,

The Devil gave with his daughter in marriage;

And, by a codicil to his will,

He added Helvoet and the Brill;

a saying occasioned by the shameful impositions practised by the inhabitants of those places, on sailors and travellers.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Devil’s Daughter * Devil Drawer

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