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Dupery

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Blake, Franklin
doped with laudanum, he is an unconscious accessory to the theft of the moonstone. [Br. Lit.: The Moon-stone in Magill I, 263]
Bobchinsky and Dobchinsky
town squires bamboozled by inspector-impostor. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
Buonafede
tricked into financing and approving daughters’ marriages. [Ger. Opera: Haydn, The World of the Moon, Westerman, 68–69]
Calandrino
duped by friends into believing heliotrope confers invisibility. [It. Lit.: Decameron, “Calandrino and the Heliotrope”]
Dapper
lawyer’s clerk; swindled into believing himself perfect gambler. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
Drugger, Abel
cozened by rogues in hopes of future riches. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
Fenella
mute beauty tricked, imprisoned, and abandoned by Alfonso. [Fr. Opera: Auber, Dumb Girl of Portici, Westerman, 163–164]
Iago
dupes Othello, Cassio, et al. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Matthew, Master
“the town gull.” [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
Pelleas
used by Ettarre; betrayed by Gawain. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
Roderigo
foppish dupe and tool of Iago. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Skvoznik-Dmukhanovsky, Anton Antonovich
prefect kowtows to supposed inspector for good impression. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]