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Brook (Master)

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The name assumed by Ford when he visits Sir John Falstaff. The amorous knight tells Master Brook all about his amour with Mrs. Ford, and how he duped her husband by being stowed into a basket of dirty linen.

Ford. Iʹll give you a pottle of burnt sack to give me recourse to him, and tell him my name is Brook, only for a jest.


Host My hand, bully. Thou shalt have egress and regress, … and thy name shall be Brook.”—Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor, ii. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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