Green mantle of the standing pool, sallets

King Lear, [3.4.128-135]. Edg. “Poor Tom, that eats the swimming frog, the toad, the tadpole, the wall-newt and the water; that in the fury of his heart, when the foul fiend rages, eats cow-dung for sallets; swallows the old rat and the ditch-dog; drinks the green mantle of the standing pool; who is whipp’d from tithing to tithing, and stock-punish’d and imprison’d; who hat had three suits to his back, six shirts to his body…”


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