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" The Bedlam is in the same garb, with a long staff, and a cow or ox-horn by his side ; but his cloathing is more fantastick and ridiculous ; for, being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what... "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages - Page 27
by Percy Society - 1851
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Illustrations of Shakespeare, and of Ancient Manners: With ..., Volume 2

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...fantastic and ridiculous ; for being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not, to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." It is said that about the year 1 760 a poor idiot called Cude Yeddy, went about the streets of Ha wick...
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Illustrations of Shakspeare, and of Ancient Manners: With ..., Volume 2

Francis Douce - Gesta Romanorum - 1807
...fantastic and ridiculous ; for being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not, to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." It is said that about the year 176Oa poor idiot called Cude Yeddy, went about the streets of Hawick...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1809
...fantastick and ridiculous ; for, beinga madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not ? to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." In The Btl'-man of London, by Decker, 5th edit. 1640, is another account of one of these characters,...
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The plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the corrections and ..., Volume 14

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1809
...more fantastick and ridiculous ; fcr} being a madman, heismadlydeckedand dressed all over with robins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not ? to make him seem a mud-man, or one distracted, whenhe is no other than a dissembling knave." In The Btll tnun ttf London,...
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Dramatic Works, Volume 1

John Ford - English drama - 1811
...; but his cloathing is more fantastick and ridiculous ; for, being a madman, he is madly deck, ed, and dressed all over with ribbins, feathers, cuttings...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." For in hell they drink nor wine, nor ale, nor beer, Butjire, and smoke, and stench, as we do hear,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1812
...fantastick and ridiculous ; for, being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not > to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." In The Bell-man of London, by Decker, 5th edit. 1640, is another account of one of these characters,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 9

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1812
...fantastick and ridiculous ; for, being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not ! to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." In The Bell-man of London, by Decker, 5th edit. 1640, is another account of one of these characters,...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 5

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1817
...being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rnbins (ribbands), feathers, •ruttings of cloth, and what not, to make him seem a madman, or one distracted, when he is no other than a wandering and dissembling knave.' This writer here points out one of the grievances resulting from...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1818
...fantastick and ridiculous; for, being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not; to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." of these characters, under the title of an Abraham-Man; '• he sweares he hath In the Bell-man of...
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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare

William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Edmond Malone, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
...fantastick and ridiculous ; for, being a madman, he is madly decked and dressed all over with rubins, feathers, cuttings of cloth, and what not ? to make...distracted, when he is no other than a dissembling knave." In The Bell-man of London, by Decker, 5th edit. 164-0, is another account of one of these characters,...
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