It was not of the least use to me that I knew he was not the illustrious general, but simply a mountebank.
If I were a mountebank or a charlatan I would claim that it cures a hundred diseases.
As a mountebank, a juggler, a quack doctor—I spurned the very idea.
Anything less would condemn a man as a fool or a mountebank.
But his natural gift was to be a mountebank, a clown, ...