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impeticos “thy gratillity,” TWELFTH NIGHT, ii. 3. 25. This jargon, according to Hanmer, means “impocket thy gratuity.” Johnson proposed to read“impeticoat thy gratuity,” observing that “fools were kept in long coats, to which the allusion is made;” and hence the remark of Douce (in opposition to Ritson) that the allowed fool was occasionally (like the idiot fool) dressed in petticoats. (When a boy at Aberdeen, I remember seeing a fullgrown man, an idiot, who wore a long petticoat, and was led about the streets, as an object of charity, by his mother.) I quite agree with Malone that here“the reading of the old copy should not be disturbed.”

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