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A Note on Jokes

April 10, 2011

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I thought it would be especially appropriate to use humour in more than just my individual posts, and so I introduced the “16th Century Joke of the Day” idea. From my limited knowledge on Shakespeare’s plays, I know that the humour used in the period were both political and strategic. With a little wit, a wink […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

April 5, 2011

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A Gallego of Spaine went to the warres, and was shot with an arrowe into the head. The Surgeon searching the wound, said, that he could not possibly liue, for that the arrow had pierst his braine. The Gallego answered: That cannot be, for I haue no braine at all; had I had braines I trow I had neuer come to […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

March 31, 2011

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One did a robbery in one sheere, and was taken in an other, and being brought before the Iustice there, the Iustice thought good to returne him backe againe to the other sheere where he committed the robberie: Wherupon the theefe saide vnto him: I pray (sir) if that be Lawe, let me aske you one […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

March 5, 2011

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A Seruing-man was jesting with his maisters foole, and made him beleeue he would cut off his head: The Foole ranne straight to his maister and told him of it: who answered: Hee shall not cut off thy head, if hee doe, I’le hang him the next day after: Nay I pray (reply’d the Foole) […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

February 16, 2011

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A vertuous Gentleman seeing a malicious person looke downe on the ground, and continue gazing thereon a good space, said: Questionlesse either some mischiefe is befallen yon­der man, or some good to some other body.   http://shipbrook.com/jeff/jokes.html

16th Century Joke of the Day!

February 11, 2011

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A Confessor comming to visite a sicke poore woman in bed, and after hauing heard her confession, and giuen her good ghostly aduise to God-ward: At his departure the poore wid­dow willed her maid to giue him the fattest Capon shee had. The maide did so, and the Priest accepted it, and went his way. […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

February 4, 2011

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One aduis’d a great Drunkard still to mingle water with his wine, hee answered: If that were good, God would haue done it in the grape.     http://shipbrook.com/jeff/jokes.html