Dame Abesse is as our, Mother- Abess ; for Lady Abess is a modern extension of the original phrase. ... The French dame and our dame, mother, are the game word ; the French nay Dame Nature ; we say Dame Nature in the import of nature anbsp;...
|Title||:||An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes|
|Author||:||John Bellenden Ker|