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Clowns

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The three most celebrated are Joseph Grimaldi (1779–1837), the French Carlin (1713–1783), and Richard Tarlton, in the days of Queen Elizabeth, who acted at the galleried inn called the Belle Sauvage.

“To sit with Tarlton on an alehouse signe.”


Bishop Hall: Satires.

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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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Cloten
Cloth (The)
Clotharius
Clotho
Cloud, Clouds
Cloud
Cloud (St.)
Clouded Cane (A)
Cloven Foot
Clover
Clowns
Club
Club-bearer (The)
Club-land
Club-law
Clue
Clumsy (Norwegian, klump, a lump, Swedish, klummsen, benumbed; Icelandic, klumsa)
Cluricaune
Clydesdale Horses
Clym of the Clough
Clyttie