Note to The Merchant of Venice, 1.1.89 "Do cream and mantle like a standing pond"


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Do cream and mantle like a standing pond: i.e., acquire a lifeless, stiff, set expression (literally, grow a scum) like a standing (stagnant) pond.




Do cream and mantle like a standing pond
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