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" A log of wood is brought into the midst of the room : this is Dun (the cart-horse}, and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated attempts, they find themselves... "
The Works of John Webster - Page 54
by John Webster, Alexander Dyce - 1880
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Brand's Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Faiths and Folklore ..., Volume 1

John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis, William Carew Hazlitt - Fasts and feasts - 1905 - 672 pages
...(the cart-horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes." Dun's in the mire hence, no doubt, became a, proverbial expression. Dyce's Beaumont and Fletcher, vol....
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The Elizabethan people

Henry Thew Stephenson - England - 1910 - 412 pages
...merriment arises from the awkward and affected efforts of the rustics to lift the log, and from sundry such contrivances to let the ends of it fall on one another's toes." Practical jokes of a more elaborate nature form the main f'ub.stance of the plots of Twelfth Night,...
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The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher (Volume 1) ~ Paperbound

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
...(the cart-horse), and a cry is raised that he is stuck in the mire. Two of the company advance, either with or without ropes, to draw him out. After repeated...the ends of it fall on one another's toes." Note on B. Jonson's Works, vii. 283. Pandar. Be he rich or poor, if he will take thee with him, them mayest...
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