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Sir John Falstaff   /sər dʒɑn fˈɔlstˌæf/   Listen
Sir John Falstaff

A dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays.  Synonym: Falstaff.

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"Sir John Falstaff" Quotes from Famous Books

... companions was a fat old knight named Sir John Falstaff. Once Falstaff was boasting that he and three men had beaten and almost killed two men in buckram suits who had attacked and tried to rob them. The prince led him on and gave him a chance to brag as much as he wanted to, ...
— Famous Men of The Middle Ages • John H. Haaren, LL.D. and A. B. Poland, Ph.D.

... Falstaff ... Mercutio ... Sir Toby ... Cordelia ... Protean. Sir John Falstaff, who appears in Shakspere's King Henry IV, and again in the Merry Wives of Windsor, is generally regarded as the greatest comic character in literature.... Mercutio, the friend of Romeo; one of the most marvellous of all Shakspere's gentlemen. He is the Hotspur of comedy, and his taking off ...
— Essays of Robert Louis Stevenson • Robert Louis Stevenson

... the Horns of Queeslett, beyond which lay a plain road to Sutton Coldfield, a place full of wonder and magic, and already memorable to a reading child through its association with one Shakespeare, and a Sir John Falstaff, who afterwards became more ...
— Recollections • David Christie Murray

Words linked to "Sir John Falstaff" :   fictitious character, fictional character, character

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