Our Tarlton was master of his faculty. When queen Elizabeth was serious (I dare not say sullen) and out of good humour, he could un-dumpish her at his pleasure. Her highest favourites would, in some cases, go to Tarlton before they would go to the queen,...
Extracts from the Accounts of the Revels at Court, in the Reigns of Queen ... - Page xxvii
by Great Britain. Office of the Revels, Peter Cunningham, Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1853 - 228 pages
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