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114

Lullaby songs, remarks on them

- Specimens of ...
Lydgate, monk of Bury, supposed to have been con-

cerned in an English translation of the Gesta

Romanorum
Lying at Ladies' feet, an ancient custom

422
246

M.
Maid Marian, her character in the morris dance de-
scribed

451
Majesty, when first used as a title by sovereigns

12
Man, how expressed in the Chinese language

163
Manuscript, account of a beautiful one

255
Maret, fool of Louis XIII. story of him ..

312
Marian, derivation of this name

452
Marie de France, a fable written by her

346
Marshall, John, soine account of him

368
Mary, when this name first used

452
Masques, representations of ancient

179
Malachins, dance of

435
May games

439, 444
", censured by the Puritans

463
May lady

453
Measure for measure, a story resembling its plot .... 273
Merchant, particular application of this word in the
time of Shakspeare

186
Misletoe, ancient prejudice against the berries of it

115
Monarch of the North, a Devil invoked by witches 5
Monkies, the ancient manner of retaining them 36
Montfuucon, a mistake by him pointed out

228
Morality, singular incident in one

329

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Moralizations, the practice of adding them to various
works in former times

340
Morris dance, characters of which it was composed .. 448
Different sorts of it described

440
Etymology of

423
French

437, 471
Music to a French one

438
Origin of ...

433
Representations of it described 445, 446, 469

When first introduced into England 439
Morris dancers, described

472
· Muckle John, fool of Charles I.

308

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Nashe, a story from his Lenten stufe
Norman drinking song
North, monarch of the, a Devil so called

215

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Occleve, indebted to the Gesta Romanorum for two of
his stories

390, 420
--, Supposed to have translated the Gesta Ro-
manorum into English

422
Odo de Ceriton, his tales and fables

343
Specimens of them

345
Orleans, duke of, account of his poems

254
Ovid, his Metamorphoses moralized

342

P.

284

Painters, their errors in costume
Paradin's heroical devises, a book probably used by

the author of Pericles

126

Parkes, William, quotations from his Curtaine-drawer
of the world

75, 167
Partizan, a different weapon from the pike

90
Patenson, the fool of Sir Thomas More

326
Peacock pie

217
Pengelden, Rees, a Welsh fool, story of him

310
Pentapolis, account of

119
Pericles, the story of this play examined

135
Perseus and Andromeda, errors of artists in represent.
ing the story of it

57
Perseus's horse, a critique on it

55
Pheasant pie

217
Plalting of horses' manes, a superstitious notion, ex-
plained

180
Players, censured for their stage interpolations 301
Poor Tom, hints for dressing this character on the
stage

164
Preachers, account of ancient

342
Their custom of introducing stories into
their sermons

338
Proverls, old ones explained

314, 346
Provincial roses, account of

247
Punch, Dr. Johnson mistaken in his opinion concern-
ing the origin of this theatrical character

251

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Raoul le Fevre, account of his history of Troy
Receipt, to make men seem like horses
Reels, danced by witches

67
274
91

mances

Reynard the for, when this romance was composed . 347
Richard III., his deformity

35
Riddles, their occasional introduction into ancient ro-

121
Ritson, Mr., a mistake by him corrected

428
Robin Rush, the idiot fool of Lord Bussy Mansel 310
Robinson, Richard, prices of his dedications .....

425
-, Some curious works by him specified 423
Rome, pronunciation of this word in Shakspeare's time 81
Romeo and Juliet, the original story of this play bor-
rowed in part from a Greek romance

198
Rosemary, its use at funerals

195
Roses of Provins

247
Rowe, his edition of Shakspeare curious for the prints 283

S.
Scoloker, Antony, his Daiphantus ...

245, 205
Seldom comes the better, explanation of this phrase 33
Seven wise masters, the Gesta Romanorum indebted
to it

377, 381
Shakspeare, his correct knowledge of the ceremonies

belonging to the Romish church ... 20
his metaphors often careless and confused 40
ridiculed by Fletcher .......... 222, 224
the quarto editions of his plays full of
typographical errors

241
Shields in heraldry, conjectures on their origin 263
Ship of fools, by Brandt, cited ........

320
English prose translation of it by Watson 240
Sidney, Sir Philip, reprobated the custom of intro-
ducing fools on the stage

302
Sir Isumbras, an incident in one of the stories in the

Gesta Romanorum, borrowed from that romance 375

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Solomon's judgment, stories in imitation of it

.... 387
Somers, Will, portraits of him described ...... 36, 325
Somner, Mr., his erroneous opinion on wastel bread 212
Songs, ancient

114, 162, 192, 214, 253
Stars on ancient medals, expressive of immortality .. 134
Stone, a celebrated fool

313
Stones, superstitions relating to them

181, 224
Stothard, Mr., his painting of Chaucer's pilgrims 285
Stumble at the threshold, explanation of this phrase 33
Suicides, how buried formerly

261
Swan's speculum mundi, cited for some lines in Shak-
speare with variations

185
Sword, swearing by it

229
Symposii ænigmata, some account of the work so
called

136

T.
Table books, description of those used in Shakspeare's
time

227
Talourot, the earliest writer on dancing

437
Thor's hammers, stones so called that were supposed
to control the manes of the dead ...

225
Thunderbolt, superstitions relating to it

89
Timon of Athens, his epitaph

72
Tollett, Mr., remarks on his curious painting on glass
of a morris dance

445
Tom Piper,
character in the morris dance

462
Torch bearers at masques, account of

178
Tristan de Leonnois, a riddle from that romance 121
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,
and not from Lydgate

53

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