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Bray, Vicar of

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Definition of Bray, Vicar of in English:

The protagonist of an 18th-century song who kept his benefice from Charles II’s reign to George I’s by changing his beliefs to suit the times. The song is apparently based on an anecdote about an unidentified vicar of Bray, Berkshire, in Thomas Fuller’s Worthies of England (1662).

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