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Bergomask “dance—A,” A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, v. 1. 343 ; “your Bergomask,” A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, v. 1. 350. “A dance after the manner of the peasants of Bergomasco, a county in Italy belonging to the Venetians. All the buffoons in Italy affect to imitate the ridiculous jargon of that people, and from thence it became a custom to mimic also their manner of dancing” (HANMER) .

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