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Two-penny-worth of wit for a penny, or, The bad husband turn'd thrifty : this man that wrought his own decay, and spent his money night and day : is turn'd to saving I do swear, there's few that with him can compare : and lives so civil in his ways, that all his neighbours give him praise, and does repent his wicked crime, and desires good fellows to turn in time : there's many a man runs himself clear out, when ale's in his head, then wit is out : to the tune of, Packingtons pound.

Two-penny-worth of wit for a penny, or, The bad husband turn'd thrifty : this man that wrought his own decay, and spent his money night and day : is turn'd to saving I do swear, there's few that with him can compare : and lives so civil in his ways, that all his neighbours give him praise, and does repent his wicked crime, and desires good fellows to turn in time : there's many a man runs himself clear out, when ale's in his head, then wit is out : to the tune of, Packingtons pound.

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Two-penny-worth of wit for a penny
Date: [1685?]
Publisher: Printed for J. Deacon, at the Angel in Guiltspur-Street,
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Description:
Verse - "All company-keepers come hear what I say".
Place and date of publication from Wing.
Wing says 2 settings for the British Library. In this setting the final word of the first line is 'wit'; the 'y' in 'penny' in under the 'o' of 'worth'; the text is in 3 columns, with 3 woodcuts above the first 2.
BEIN 2000 Folio 6 5: Mounted to 30 x 42 cm
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] p.) : 3 ill. (woodcuts) ; 23 x 34 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 11174914
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