Shakespeare Jest-Books

Reprints of the Early and Very Rare Jest-Books Supposed to Have Been Used by Shakespeare

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Published: 1567
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,966 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 465
Added to site: 2009.08.29
mnybks.net#: 25134
Genre: Humor
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elated of the king who, to revenge himself on God, forbade His name to be mentioned, or His worship to be celebrated throughout his dominions, is said by Montaigne, in one of his essays, to have been current in his part of France, when he was a boy. The king was Alfonso xi of Castile. No. 68 of A C. Mery Talys, "Of the Friar that stole the Pudding," is merely an abridgment of the same story, which occurs in Tarltons Newes out of Purgatorie, where it is told of the "Vickar of Bergamo." Many of the jests in these two pamphlets are also to be found in Scoggins Jests, licensed in 1565; a few occur in the Philosopher's Banquet, 1614; and one--that where the lady ties a string to her toe as a signal to her lover--is repeated at greater length in the "Cobler of Canterbury," edit. 1608, where it is called "the old wives' tale." It would be a curious point to ascertain whether the anecdotes common to these collections and to "Scoggin's Jests," do not refer to the same perso

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