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Measure for Measure (Shakespeare)

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The story is taken from a tale in G. Whetstone’s Heptamʹeron, entitled Promos and Cassandra (1578). Promos is called by Shakespeare, “Lord Angelo;” and Cassandra is “Isabella.” Her brother, called by Shakespeare “Claudio,” is named Andruʹgio in the story. A similar story is given in Giovanni Giraldi Cinthio’s third decade of stories.

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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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Mazikeen or Shedeem
Mazzini-ism
Meal or Malt (In)
Meal-tub Plot
Meals
Mealy-mouthed
Meander
Measure
Measure Strength (To)
Measure Swords (To)
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare)
Measure One’s Length on the Ground (To)
Measure Other People’s Corn
Meat, Bread
Mec (French)
Mecca’s Three Idols
Meche (French)
Medamothi (Greek, never in any place)
Médard (St.)
Medea
Medea’s Kettle or Caldron