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Parkes, William, quotations from his Curtaine-drawer.
of the world.
Partizan, a different weapon from the pike
Patenson, the fool of Sir Thomas More
Pengelden, Rees, a Welsh fool, story of him
Pentapolis, account of ....
Pericles, the story of this play examined
.... 75, 167
Perseus and Andromeda, errors of artists in represent-
ing the story of it
Perseus's horse, a critique on it .....
Platting of horses' manes, a superstitious notion, ex-
Poor Tom, hints for dressing this character on the
Preachers, account of ancient,
Players, censured for their stage interpolations.
Punch, Dr. Johnson mistaken in his opinion concern-
ing the origin of this theatrical character
Quail-fighting, remarks on
Raoul le Fevre, account of his history of Troy
Reynard the fox, when this romance was composed 347
Riddles, their occasional introduction into ancient ro-
Ritson, Mr., a mistake by him correctedTM
Robin Rush, the idiot fool of Lord Bussy Mansel .. 310
Some curious works by him specified 423
Rome, pronunciation of this word in Shakspeare's time
rowed in part from a Greek romancé
Rosemary, its use at funerals
Roses of Provins
Rowe, his edition of Shakspeare curious for the prints 283
Scoloker, Antony, his Daiphantus
Shakspeare, his correct knowledge of the ceremonies
belonging to the Romish church ..... 20
the quarto editions of his plays full of
Shields in heraldry, conjectures on their origin ....
- English prose translation of it by Watson 240
ducing fools on the stage ...
Sir Isumbrus, an incident in one of the stories in the
Gesta Romanorum, borrowed from that romance 375
Solomon's judgment, stories in imitation of it
Somers, Will, portraits of him described...... 36, 325
Stars on ancient medals, expressive of immortality
Stones, superstitions relating to them......
Swan's speculum mundi, cited for some lines in Shak-.
Timon of Athens, his epitaph ....
Tollett, Mr., remarks on his curious painting on glass
of a morris dance. ...
Tom Piper, a character in the morris dance
Torch bearers at masques, account of
Tristan de Leonnois, a riddle from that romance
Troilus and Cressida, the origin of their story examined 64
Troy, the names of its gates borrowed by Shakspeare
from Caxton's recuyles or destruction of Troy,
Troy, the siege of it a frequent subject on old ta-
Valentine, a palace so called at Turin
Valentines, custom of choosing examined
Valentine and Orson, some editions of this romance
Vice, an ancient theatrical character
Virgil's gnat, some account of it
Warton, Mr., character of his History of English
Wassel, the origin and meaning of this word
Wastel bread, explained
Watson, translated Valentine and Orson, and The
ship of fools
Watts, Mr., his crroneous account of wastel bred ..
Wits fits and fancies, a story from that work
-, improperly censured for placing a
-, Shakspeare's allusion to a strumpet