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Title A Choice penny-worth of wit: or, A clear distinction between a virtuous wife and a wanton harlot. : In three parts. Part I. How a merchant was deluded from his lady by a harlot, to whom he carried gold, jewels, and other things of value, for many years, which the receiv'd with unspeakable flatery, 'call his wife gave him 2 penny to lay out on a penny-worth of wit. Part II. How he fail'd to a far country, where having exchang'd his gods for other rich merchandize, and being in a tavern (making merry) he scornfully derided his wife, and extoll'd his harlot; for which he was sharply reprov'd by an ancient man, who put him in a way to try his Harlot's love in a time of trouble; for which the merchant gave him his wife's penny. Part III. How he return'd richly loaden to the British shore; where he put himself in ragged poor array, and came to his harlot, declaring, that he had not only lost all that ever he had in a storm; but that he had likewise slain one of his servants; for which his life was in great danger, and desired her shelter; but instead of so doing, sh.

Published York : Printed by Thomas Gent, in Cofee-Yard, near Stone-Gate, [1750?]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 8 pages ; 12⁰
Notes Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns.
Notes Great Britain England York.
Subject Wit and humor -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- 18th century.