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Webster's 'The White Devil,' 4.2.170-71. (John Webster)

Flamineo, in John Webster's 'The White Devil,' evokes the image of a ferret that releases something if its face is blown into when he exhorts his master, the Duke of Brachiano, to hold on to his sister Vittoria in the hope that the Duke will marry her. A commentary by F.L. Lucas in 1927 seems to con... Full description

Journal Title: The Explicator Fall, 1993, Vol.52(1), p.18(2)
Main Author: Carnegie, David
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  • Ferrets -- Portrayals
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description: Flamineo, in John Webster's 'The White Devil,' evokes the image of a ferret that releases something if its face is blown into when he exhorts his master, the Duke of Brachiano, to hold on to his sister Vittoria in the hope that the Duke will marry her. A commentary by F.L. Lucas in 1927 seems to contradict this, claiming instead that pinching a ferret's tail is what will make it release something being held. On the contrary, keepers of ferrets confirm Webster's reference to this characteristic of the ferret.
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