DT 338

Incurable optimist experiencing brief pain over defeat (8) = PANGLOSS

brief pain = PANG, defeat = LOSS

Foolish constable, from NI district, skirting treacherous bog (8) = DOGBERRY

NI district = DERRY, treacherous = anagram (of big), A character from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Damage inside two Roman porcelain items? (5) = IMARI

damage = MAR, two Roman = II

PANGLOSS = incurable optimist cf PANGLOSSIAN
IMARI = porcelain items; type of Japanese porcelain.

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