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¶ Where we haue to note the drift of the pope and all popelings to be far otherwise than they pretend.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second Raphael Holinshed
Pope never stopped to listen to opera tunes, and he had no little popelings, under the charge of superior nurse-maids, whom you might take liberties with.
Italian Hours Henry James 1879
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