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Samingo a corruption or abbreviation of, or intended blunder for, San Domingo, and used as the burden to a drinkingsong,2 HENRY IV., v. 3. 74. “Why St. Domingo should have been considered as the patron of topers I know not; but he seems to have been regarded in this light by Gonzalo Berceo, an old Castilian poet, who flourished in 1211. He was a monk, much of the same cast with our facetious Arch-deacon Walter de Mapes. In writing the life of the saint, he seeks inspiration in a glass of good wine.
‘——De un confessor sancto quiero fer una prosa,
Quiero fer una prosa en Roman Paladino,
En qual suele el pueblo fablar a su vecino,
Ca no son tan lettrado por fer otro Latino,
Bien valdra, come creo, un vaso de buen vino’;” (BOSWELL—Addenda to Malone's Shakespeare, vol. xxi. p. 467) .

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