jest book literature

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Collections of ‘merie Tales’, ‘quicke answeres’, and ‘pleasant conceites’ popular throughout the 16th and 17th cents and later. Their authorship was often ascribed to witty writers such as Skelton and Peele or to famous jesters such as J. Scogan and R. Armin.

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