EMEDD Citations for "basteleur"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. basteleur (French entry by Randle Cotgrave 1611)

    Basteleur: A iugler, tumbler, puppetplayer; one that professeth any of those arts; also, one that leades bears, apes, baboones, or dauncing dogges about the countrey, and gets a scuruie liuing by them.

© Feb. 1999