THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, ii. 1.
An allusion to the proverbial expression,
“Cry you mercy, I took you for a joint-stool,”
King Lear, iii. 6. 51.
It is given by Ray, Proverbs, p. 202, ed. 1768.
A General Glossary to Shakespeare's Works. Alexander Dyce. Boston. Dana Estes and Company. 1904.
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