And this came of lunching with the widow of a simon pure Kidder!
The rebels are not so conceited as the simon pure (p. 075) West-Pointers.
And as regarded the "living in sin business," evidently she was the real simon pure, and Marianne a mere pretender!
But the true Phoebus, "the real simon pure," was as far to seek as ever.
We had indulged in divers drunken freaks; and not the least ridiculous was an interchange of clothes between me and simon pure.
He was what would be considered a simon pure pro-slavery Democrat.
When the Germans captured Ghent he altered into a simon pure German and friend of the invaders.
There was one old chap in the town—Bill Budlong—who took a heap of pride in being the simon pure cuss.
The real simon pure, in his own snug little corner, writhed again.
All these truthful sayings have been preserved as proverbs simply because they are simon pure truths.
1815, from the true Simon Pure "the genuine person or thing" (1795), from Simon Pure, name of a Quaker who is impersonated by another character (Colonel Feignwell) in part of the comedy "A Bold Stroke for a Wife" (1717) by Susannah Centlivre, English dramatist and actress. The real Simon Pure is dealt with as an imposter in the play and is believed only after he has proved his identity.
[1840+; the name of a virtuous Quaker in Susanna Centlivre's 1717 play A Bold Stroke for a Wife]