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 Pandemo’nium (A).Pando’ra’s Box (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pander.
 
To pander to one’s vices is to act as an agent to them, and such an agent is termed a pander, from Pan’-drus, who procures for Tro’ilus the love and graces of Cressida. In Much Ado about Nothing it is said that Troilus was “the first employer of pandars” (v. 2). (Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida; Chaucer: Troilus and Cresseide.)   1
        “Let all pitiful goers-between be called to the world’s end after my name, call them all ‘Pandars.’ Let all constant men be ‘Trolluses,’ all false women be ‘Cressids,’ and all brokers-between, ‘Pandars.’ Say, Amen.”—Troilus and Cressida, iii. 2.
 


 Pandemo’nium (A).Pando’ra’s Box (A). 

 
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