Gobbo, Launcelot

Gobbo, Launcelot

a “wit-snapper,” a “merry devil.” [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
See: Clowns
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The fiend is at mine elbow and tempts me saying to me 'Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo, good Launcelot,' or 'good Gobbo' or good Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs, take the start, run away.
The fiend is at mine elbow and tempts me, saying to me, "Gobbo, Launcelot Gobbo ...