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The longer thou livest the more fool thou art / W. Wager

dc.contributor Lancashire, Ian Department of English University of Toronto Toronto Wager, W. (William)
dc.coverage.placeName Lincoln 2018-07-27 2019-07-04T09:53:50Z 2019-07-04T09:53:50Z 1568 1986-11-20
dc.identifier ota:1347
dc.description.abstract Originally published ca. 1568 under title: A very mery and pithie commedie, called The longer thou liuest Catalogued on RLIN
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Oxford
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dc.subject.lcsh English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
dc.subject.other Plays
dc.title The longer thou livest the more fool thou art / W. Wager
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Note: The text of THE LONGER THOU LIVEST THE MORE FOOL THOU ART was submitted by Prof. Ian Lancashire, April/87. -----*****------- A Very Merry and Pithy Comedy Called The Longer Thou Livest The More Fool Thou Art THE PROLOGUE Aristophanes, as Valerius doth tell, Introduceth Periclesin acomedy That he, being reduced again set of hell Unto th'Athenienses did thus prophes: Bring up no lions in your cities wantonly For,as you bring them up in acts pernicious, So in the same you must be to them obsequious. By this, saith Valerius, he doth admonish That rich men's sons be from evil manners refrained Let that with profuse fondness do them nourish (Virtue of them ever after be disdained) So that, when authority they have obtained, They themselves being given to inconvenience Oppress their subjects under their obedience. O how noble a thing I good education, For all estates profitable, but for them chiefly Which by birth are like to have gubernat . . .

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