Dupery (See also Gullibility) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Dupery (See also Gullibility)


  1. Blake, Franklin doped with laudanum, he is an unconscious accessory to the theft of the moonstone. [Br. Lit.: The Moon-stone in Magill I, 263]
  2. Bobchinsky and Dobchinsky town squires bamboozled by inspector-impostor. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]
  3. Buonafede tricked into financing and approving daughters’ marriages. [Ger. Opera: Haydn, The World of the Moon, Westerman, 68–69]
  4. Calandrino duped by friends into believing heliotrope confers invisibility. [It. Lit.: Decameron, “Calandrino and the Heliotrope”]
  5. Dapper lawyer’s clerk; swindled into believing himself perfect gambler. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
  6. Drugger, Abel cozened by rogues in hopes of future riches. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
  7. Fenella mute beauty tricked, imprisoned, and abandoned by Alfonso. [Fr. Opera: Auber, Dumb Girl of Portici, Westerman, 163–164]
  8. Iago dupes Othello, Cassio, et al. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
  9. Matthew, Master “the town gull.” [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
  10. Pelleas used by Ettarre; betrayed by Gawain. [Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King, “Pelleas and Ettarre”]
  11. Roderigo foppish dupe and tool of Iago. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
  12. Skvoznik-Dmukhanovsky, Anton Antonovich prefect kowtows to supposed inspector for good impression. [Russ. Lit.: The Inspector General]