England's Witty and Ingenious Jester


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The frontis image for WInstanley's collection of jokes and songs "England's Witty and Ingenious Jester". The image shows a melancholy man in the top, and a scene of convivial drinking below. The poem beneath reads: When Melancholy seizes on the Brain/And fills a Man with Sorrow, Grief and Pain,/Then pleasant Tales do with new Life inspire,/And make their Entertainments relish higher,/For without Wit and Mirth we daily see,/The costliest Treat wont well accepted be.

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Ingenuity: Wit, Ingenuity: Ingenuity, Melancholy, Jokes, Songs, Mirth, Conviviality
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