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veal “quoth the Dutchman. Is not ‘veal’ a calf?” LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, v. 2. 247. “I suppose by veal she means well, sounded as foreigners usually pronounce that word; and introduced merely for the sake of the subsequent question” (MALONE) . “The same joke occurs in The Wisdome of Dr. Dodypoll: ‘Doctor. Hans, my very speciall friend; fait and trot, me be right glad for to [dele to] see you veale. Hans. What, do you make a calfe of me, M. Doctor?’ [sig. C 3, ed. 1600]” (BOSWELL) . Dr. Wellesley has discovered that, in“this miserable skirmish of puns,” certain words “make up the syllables of Lord Longaville's name, compounded of long calf veal, or langue half veal.” Stray Notes on the Test of Shakespeare, p. 17 .

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