Shakespeare Jest-books: Merie tales of Skelton. Jests of Scogin. Sackfull of newes. Tarleton's jests. Merrie conceited jests of George Peele. Jacke of Dover

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William Carew Hazlitt
Willis & Sotheran, 1864 - Chapbooks
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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 219 - Tarlton a sound boxe indeed, which made the people laugh the more because it was he. But anon the judge goes in, and immediately Tarlton in his clownes cloathes comes out, and askes the actors,
Page 218 - At the Bull at Bishops-gate was a play of Henry the fift, wherein the judge was to take a box on the eare ; and because he was absent that should take the blow, Tarlton himselfe, ever forward to please, tooke upon him to play the same judge, besides his owne part of the clowne...
Page 219 - It is true, i' faith, said the other. No other like, said Tarlton, and it could not be but terrible to the judge, when the report so terrifies me, that methinks the blowe remaines still on my cheeke, that it burnes againe. The people laught at this mightily, and to this day I have heard it commended for rare ; but no marvell, for he had many of these.
Page 259 - Let him try it when he will, and come himself upon the Stage, with all the scurrility of the Wife of Bath, with all the ribaldry of Poggius, or Boccace, yet I dare affirm he shall never give that contentment to beholders as honest Tarlton did, though he said never a word.
Page 258 - Peacham's Thalia's Banquet, 1620: To Sir Ninian Ouzell. As Tarlton, when his head was only scene The Tire-house doore and Tapistrie betweene, Set all the multitude in such a laughter They could not hold for scarce an houre after, So, Sir, I set you, as I promis'd, forth, That all the world may wonder at your worth.
Page 12 - I thanke you, sayde the byshoppe, for your capons. Skelton sayde, My lord, my capons haue proper names ; the one is named Alpha, the other is named Omega : my lorde, sayd Skelton, this capon is named Alpha, thys is the fyrst capon that I dyd euer geue to you ; and this capon is named Omega, and this is the last capon that ener I wil giue you : & so fare you well, sayd Skelton.
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 258 - Bourbridge, and Edward Allen, two such Actors as no age must ever look to see the like...
Page 259 - At supper she would divert herself with her friends and attendants ; and if they made her no answer, she would put them upon mirth and pleasant discourse with great civility. She would...

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