"Along with them They ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Along with them They brought one Pinch, a hungry lean-faced villain, A mere anatomy, a mountebank, A threadbare juggler and a fortune-teller, A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp looking wretch, A living dead man.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antipholus of Ephesus, in The Comedy of Errors, act 5, sc. 1, l. 237-42. Doctor Pinch, a schoolmaster and charlatan ("mountebank"), called in by Adriana to help restore Antipholus when she supposed her husband was mad; "anatomy" means skeleton.