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Mall, diminutive of Mary: Tp. II, 2, 50. “are they like to take dust, like Mistress --'s picture?” Tw. I, 3, 135 (commonly supposed to allude to one Mall Cutpurse, but with little probability, as Mall Cutpurse was born in 1589 and died in Tw. I, 3, 135 Perhaps Sir Toby means only to say: like a picture intended for a beauty, but in fact representing Mall the kitchenwench. In the poet's time it was the custom to hang curtains before pictures).
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