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Brewer's: Itching of the Nose

indicates that you are going to see a stranger. We shall ha' guests to-day ... My nose itcheth so. Dekker: Honest Whore. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894It…

Brewer's: Blue Boar

A public-house sign; the cognisance of Richard III. In Leicester is a lane in the parish of St. Nicholas, called the Blue Boar Lane, because Richard slept there the night before the battle …

William Shakespeare: Othello, Act IV, Scene II

Scene IIA room in the castleEnter Othello and EmiliaOthelloYou have seen nothing then?EmiliaNor ever heard, nor ever did suspect.OthelloYes, you have seen Cassio and she together.EmiliaBut the…