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A Choice pennyworth of wit. or, A clear distinction between a virtuous wife and a Wanton Harlot. [electronic resource] : In three parts. Part I. How a merchant was deluded from his lady by a Harlot, to whom be carried gold jewels, and other things of value, for many years, which she receiv'd with unspeakable flattery, till his wife gave him a penny to lay it out for a pennyworth of wit. Part II. How he sailed into a far country where having exchanged his goods for other rich merchandize; and being in a tavern making merry, be scornfully derided his wife and extolled his Harlot; for which he was sharply reproved by an ancient man, who put him in a way to try his Harlot's love in time of trouble, for which the merchant gave him his wife's penny. Part III. How he returned richly laden to the British shore, and put himself in ragged array, and came to his Harlot, declaring that he had not only lost all that he had in a storm, but likewise he had slain one of his servants, for which his life was in great danger, and desired her shelter. But instead of so doing, she abused him with scandalous and vile language, threatning to have him apprehended. At which he left her, and returned to his wife (with the same pretence) who received him with unspeakable joy offering to sacrifice all that ever she had to save his life. Thus did he prove her a faithful wife, and the other a flattering Harlot. [With] other things worthy of note.

Standardized Title:
Choice penny-worth of wit.
Publication:
[Newcastle upon Tyne? : s.n., 1770?]
Series:
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 2: New editions
Format/Description:
Book
8p. ; 8⁰.
Subjects:
Wit and humor -- Early works to 1800.
English poetry -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Poems.
Place of Publication:
Great Britain England Newcastle upon Tyne.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
In this edition there is a single rule above and beneath "In three parts" and there is no "Licensed and entred according to order" at foot.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford).
Cited in:
English Short Title Catalog, T228830.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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