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" Snobs. — A term applied indiscriminately to all who have not the honour of being members of the university; but in a more particular manner to the ' profanum vulgus,' the tag-rag and bob-tail, who vegetate on the sedgy banks of Camus. "
Cambridge in the long vacation: poetically described ... - Page 7
by Xtopher Twigum (pseud.) - 1830 - 34 pages
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Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical ..., Volume 6

William Ernest Henley - Slang - 1903
...by a trial at some assizes which happened to fix the public attention.) 1824. Gradui ad Cantab., sv SNOBS. A term applied indiscriminately to all who...not the honour of being members of the university ; but in a more particular manner to the erofanvm vulgus, the tag-rag and bob-tail, who vegetate on...
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William Makepeace Thackeray

Charles Whibley - Novelists, English - 1903 - 253 pages
...cost out of her own purse. Out of whose purse, save her own, should she have defrayed it ? * " SNOB. A term applied indiscriminately to all who have not the honour of being members of the University." " gownsman " and the superfine gentry of The Book of Snobs. Probably the general sense, which still...
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De Quincey's The English Mail-coach and Joan of Arc

Thomas De Quincey - Christian women saints - 1905 - 121 pages
...townsman " as opposed to a "gownsman." Cf. Gradus ad Cantabrigiam (1824), quoted in Century Dictionary: " Snobs. — A term applied indiscriminately to all...not the honour of being members of the university; but in a more particular manner to the ' profanum vulgus,' the tag-rag and bob-tail, who vegetate on...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1880
...quasi-nob., which might be contracted to snob. In the Gradus ad Cantabrigiam (1824) is this : — " Snobs. A term applied indiscriminately to all who...not the honour of being Members of the University ; t>ut in a more particular manner to the profaimm Vnlgiu, the Tag-rag and Bobtail, who vegetate on...
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