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Portrait of Thomas Killigrew

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Portrait of Thomas Killigrew in melancholic pose with accompanying poem: 'View well his portrait who did far Excell/All Others in the witty Art of jokeing well/His jests and Punns all pleseant were and New/And None e're pleas'd crown'd heads like KILLIGREW'. Oppostie title page for the work: Versatile ingenium, The wittie companion, or, Jests of all sorts from citie and countrie, court and universitie : with an account of the life of the laughing philosopher Democritus of Abde`ra / by Democritus Junior.


Ingenuity: Ingenium, Ingenuity: Wit, Ingenuity: Genius, Jests, Puns, Humour, Melancholy, Democritus

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