Vol. 39 No. 1 (1991)
Research Article

TWO NOTES ON SHAKESPEARE: Fontibell and Fountains

Published 1991-03-01



In All's Well that Ends Well (4.2.1), Bertram addresses Diana as Fontibell. This intentional misnaming may be part of his attempt to seduce her by reference to her sex organ, as Fontibell can be interpreted as “beautiful vagina.”


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