Doctor Syntax

A simple-minded, pious henpecked clergyman, very simpleminded, but of excellent taste and scholarship, who left home in search of the picturesque. His adventures are told in eight-syllable verse in The Tour of Dr. Syntax, by William Combe. (See Duke Combe.)

Dr. Syntax's horse.
Grizzle, all skin and bone. (See Horse.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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