Scoggin's Jests: Full of Witty Mirth, and Pleasant Shifts; Done by Him in France and Other Places. Being a Preservative Against Melancholy

Front Cover
Willis and Sotheran, 1866 - English wit and humor - 161 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 45 - In al this world ne was ther noon him lyk To speke of phisik and of surgerye; For he was grounded in astronomye.
Page 38 - The First and Best Part of Scoggins Jests. Full of Witty Mirth and Pleasant Shifts, done by him in France and other places: being a Preservative against Melancholy. Gathered by Andrew Board, Doctor of Physicke. London. Printed for Francis Williams, 12 b. 1.: if we are to believe Anthony Wood, who is not always to be trusted, these Jests have been "unjustly fathered on Dr. Borde.
Page 55 - Scogin said : no I pray you go up, and pray for his soule ; and so they did. And when the scholler had slept his first sleepe, he began to turne himselfe, and cast down the forme and the candles. The fellowes of the house seeing that Scogin did run first out of the chamber, they and all that were in the chamber, one running and tumbling down on anothers neck, were afraid. The scholler, seeing them run so fast out of the chamber, followed them starke naked ; and the fellowes seeing him runne after...
Page 108 - Lords, and every man else doth ; for he that hath enough, shall have more, and he that hath nothing shall go without, and this sow needeth no basting nor greasing, for she is fat enough, yet shall shee have more then enough.
Page 46 - Jests of Scogin, to make men merry : for amongst divers other Books of grave matters that I have made, my delight hath been to recreate my mind in making something merrie.
Page 86 - The woman being afraid, gave a braid with her head and ran her way, and left her tooth behind her Scofin'i Jettt.
Page 46 - Jests wrote this reassuring prologue : There is nothing beside the goodnesse of God, that preserves health so much as honest mirth, especially mirth used at dinner and supper, and mirth toward bed, as it doth plainly appear in the Directions for health...
Page 46 - I have made, my delight had been to recreate my mind in making something merry, wherefore I do advertise every man in avoiding pensiveness, or too much study or melancholy, to be merry with honesty in God, and for God, whom I humbly beseech to send us the mirth of Heaven, Amen.
Page 61 - Jack could not get four herrings but three for his penny : and when he came home, Scogin said : how many herrings hast thou brought ] and Jacke said : three herrings, for I could not get foure for a penny. Scogin said, he would none of them. Sir, said Jacke, then will I, and here is your penny againe.
Page 90 - I will not tell it to any man alive. What, said the woman, you may tell me, for I will never bewray your counsell. By gisse, said Scogin's wife, if I wist that you wold keep my counsel, I wold tel you. Then said the woman: whatsoever you doe tell, I will lay it dead under my feet. Oh, said Scogin's wife, my husband parbraked two crows. Jesus! said the woman, 1 never heard of such a thing. This woman, as she did meet with another gossip of hers, shewed that Scogin had parbraked three crowes. So it...

Bibliographic information