Robin Goodfellow


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Rob·in Good·fel·low

 (rŏb′ĭn go͝od′fĕl′ō)
n.
A mischievous sprite in English folklore; Puck.

Robin Goodfellow

(ˈrɒbɪn ˈɡʊdˌfɛləʊ)
n
(European Myth & Legend) another name for puck2

puck

(pʌk)

n.
a black disk of vulcanized rubber that is hit into the goal in a game of ice hockey.
[1890–95; compare dial. (Hiberno-E, Canadian Maritimes, Newfoundland) puck a sharp blow, to hit sharply, butt, Irish poc male deer or goat, butt (of a goat), stroke of the stick (in hurling)]

Puck

(pʌk)

n.
a mischievous sprite in English folklore who appears as a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
[before 1000; Middle English pouke, Old English pūca; c. Old Norse pūki a mischievous demon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Robin Goodfellow - a mischievous sprite of English folklore
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
References in classic literature ?
As if the sun should stop when he had kindled his fires up to the splendor of a moon or a star of the sixth magnitude, and go about like a Robin Goodfellow, peeping in at every cottage window, inspiring lunatics, and tainting meats, and making darkness visible, instead of steadily increasing his genial heat and beneficence till he is of such brightness that no mortal can look him in the face, and then, and in the meanwhile too, going about the world in his own orbit, doing it good, or rather, as a truer philosophy has discovered, the world going about him getting good.
But the star of the play in my view was Dorian Simpson, a perfect choice as the plumber Robin Goodfellow engaged to fix the boiler.
But Robin Goodfellow is anything but a criminal: he's actually an injured demigod in search of sanctuary while he heals, and he needs to feed on Bessie's life force to survive long enough to engage in the Hunt, a renewal ritual that will save the planet.
A 7-1 winner in Jack's Revenge at Windsor on Monday put him into third place in the listings, little more than pounds 4 behind the leader - the Daily Mail's Robin Goodfellow, and in contention for the top prize of pounds 4,000.
Robbie is really Robin Goodfellow or Puck, who continues to be her guardian and leads her to Oberon, King of the Summer Court.
It includes the adventures of four young quarrelling lovers and a group of amateur actors, the 'rude mechanicals', who are manipulated by the fairies - including Robin Goodfellow, otherwise known as Puck, who inhabit the forest in which they find themselves.
Allow the mischievous Robin Goodfellow to spirit you away into the Athenian forest as Shakespeare's verse weaves its magic over you in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
John Trenchard, as Robin Goodfellow, never hams with his plotting and mischief making, but uses his wiry physical presence to huge effect in a way that is convincingly ethereal.
How is the character Robin Goodfellow known in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream?
These are Frusta ("The Scourge"), caustic criticizer of man and universe, and the dandyish Duca, a latter-day Robin Goodfellow of Shakespearean fame ("Lord, what fools these mortals be
Robin Goodfellow, 66, chairman of the Blackberry Carnival in Axbridge, Somerset, said: "We had to decide which would offend people least - including David.