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[A merry jest of an old fool with a young wife.]

  • Author

    Bramis, Joannes.,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    [Southwark? : P Treveris?, ca. 1530?]

  • Subject

    Marriage Humor Early works to 1800

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR - 95.2/

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [4+] leaves ; 4°.

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: A fragment. Title and imprint suggested by STC addenda. UK-SuSCL Foxed and mounted; MS. ink note by Halliwell [James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps] on the 2nd leaf: "A portion of the excessively rare + almost unique black-letter English Poem called the Merry jeste of a shrewde + curste wyfe lapped in Morrelles skin for her good behauyour, supposed by several of the commentators to have been recolllected by Shakespeare when he wrote the Taming of the shrew"; MS. pencil note on top of the first page: "Taming of a shrew" UK-SuSCL In this edition, C1r line 1: "The moder was ryght glade of this syght". Cited in: STC (Addenda), 14520.7 Ownership and custodial history: Donated by J.O. Halliwell [James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps], 1864 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Slim quarter-red leather, marbled paper boards, C19th. UK-SuSCL