Yorick

The King of Denmark's jester, “a fellow of infinite jest and most excellent fancy.” (Hamlet, v. l.) In Tristram Shandy Sterne introduces a clergyman of that name, meant for himself.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Yorick from Fact Monster:

  • Richard Tarlton - Tarlton, Richard Tarlton, Richard, d. 1588, Elizabethan actor and clown. One of the Queen's ...
  • Gilbert Stuart Newton - Newton, Gilbert Stuart Newton, Gilbert Stuart, 1794–1835, English genre and portrait painter, ...
  • Albert GALLATIN - GALLATIN, Albert (1761—1849) GALLATIN, Albert, a Representative and Senator-elect from ...
  • Shakespeare Quotes: Tragedies - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears

Related Content