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- 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Proverbs 31:1:
- The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
- 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, The Publisher to the Reader:
- The author of these Travels, Mr. Lemuel Gulliver, is my ancient and intimate friend; there is likewise some relation between us on the mother's side.