Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Scar’amouch.

 Scapin.Scarborough Dress (A), 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scar’amouch.
 
A braggart and fool, very valiant in words, but a poltroon. According to Dyche, the Italian posture-master, Tiberio Fiurelli, was surnamed Scaramouch Fiurelli. He came to England in 1673, and astonished John Bull with feats of agility.   1
       
“Stout Scaramoucha with rush-lance rode in,
And ran a tilt with centaure Arlequin.”
       
Dryden: The Silent Woman (Epilogue).
 


 Scapin.Scarborough Dress (A), 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors