Wilmington

invoked by Thomson in his Winter, is Sir Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, the first patron of our poet, and Speaker of the House of Commons.

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