a noisy assemblage; “all talkers and no hearers, like Dovercourt.” At Dovercourt, in Essex, a court is annually held; and as the members principally consist of rude fishermen, the irregularity noticed in the proverbial saying frequently prevails. Bramston in his Art of Politics  says:—

“Those who would captivate the well-bred throng,Should not too often speak, nor speak too long;Church, nor church matters, ever turn to sport,Nor make St. Stephen's Chapel Dover Court.”

This would seem to be more properly applied to a Court of Dover people, a Dover Court , not a Dovercourt Court.