1669) (recording that "many penal laws obsolete, and in time grown apparently impossible, or inconvenient to be performed, remained as snares, whereupon the Relator, Informer or Promooter did vex and intangle
John Dickenson links sirens and crocodiles in a passage on gluttony and lechery in Greene in Conceipt (1598): 'they having Sirens tongues and Crocodile teares, thereby entic'd him to intangle
him, and prevailed'.(1) The crocodile's treacherous weeping is referred to in 2 Henry VI, III.
Tell wisdome she intangles
hir self in honest wysenesse.