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Shakespeare Jest-Books Reprints of the Early and Very Rare Jest-Books Supposed to Have Been Used by Shakespeare   By: (1834-1913)

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Old English Jest Book.

VOL. I.

Shakespeare Jest Books;

REPRINTS OF THE EARLY AND VERY RARE JEST BOOKS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN USED BY SHAKESPEARE.

A Hundred Mery Talys, FROM THE ONLY KNOWN COPY.

II.

Mery Tales and Quicke Answeres, FROM THE RARE EDITION OF 1567.

Edited, with Introduction and Notes.

BY

W. CAREW HAZLITT,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.

That I was disdainful, and that I had my good wit out of the Hundred Merry Tales.

BEATRICE, in Much Ado about Nothing.

LONDON: WILLIS & SOTHERAN, 136, STRAND.

MDCCCLXIV.

¶ A C. mery

Talys.

The Table.

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¶ Of him that said there were but two commandementes. i. 11

¶ Of the wyfe who lay with her prentys and caused him to beate her husbande disguised in her rayment. ii 12

¶ Of John Adroyns in the dyuyls apparell. iii. 14

¶ Of the Ryche man and his two sonnes. iv. 18

¶ Of the Cockolde who gained a Ring by his iudgment. v. 19

¶ Of the scoler that gave his shoes to cloute. vi. 20

¶ Of him that said that a womans tongue was lightest of digestion. vii. ib.

¶ Of the Woman that followed her fourth husbands bere and wept. viii. 21

¶ Of the Woman that sayd her woer came to late. ix. 22

¶ Of the Mylner with the golden thombe. x. 23

¶ Of the horseman of Irelande that prayde Oconer for to hange up the frere. xi. ib.

¶ Of the preest that sayd nother Corpus meus nor Corpum meum. xii. 26

¶ Of the two freres whereof the one loued nat the ele heed nor the other the tayle. xiii. 27

¶ Of the welche man that shroue hym for brekynge of hys faste on the fryday. xiv. 28

¶ Of the merchaunte of London that dyd put nobles in his mouthe in hys dethe bedde. xv. 30

¶ Of the mylner that stale the nuttes of the tayler that stale a shepe. xvi. 31

¶ Of the foure elementes where they should sone be founde. xvii. 36

¶ Of the woman that poured the potage in the iudges male. xviii. 37

¶ Of the wedded men that came to heuen to clayme theyr herytage. xix. 39

¶ Of the merchaunte that charged his sonne to fynde one to synge for hys soule. xx. 40

¶ Of the mayde wasshynge clothes that answered the frere. xxi. 42

¶ Of the thre wyse men of Gotam. xxii. ib.

¶ Of the graye frere that answered his penytente. xxiii. 43

¶ Of the gentylman that bare the sege borde on hys necke. xxiv. 44

¶ Of the merchantes wyfe that sayd she wolde take a nap at a sermon. xxv. 47

¶ Of the woman that said and she lyued another yere she wolde haue a cockoldes hatte of her owne. xxvi. 48

¶ Of the gentylman that wysshed his tothe in the gentylwomans tayle. xxvii... Continue reading book >>




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