pantaloon AS YOU LIKE IT, ii. 7. 158; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, iii. 1. 36. Il Pantalone means properly one of the regular characters in the old Italian comedy. “There are four standing characters that enter into every piece that comes on the stage, the Doctor, Harlequin, Pantalone, and Coviello. . . . Pantalone is generally an old cully.” Addison's Remarks on Several Parts of Italy, pp. 101-2, ed. 1705.
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