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THE SACKFUL OF NEWS. Forty Copies Printed.

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PREFACE.

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HE excessively rare, if not unique, old jest-book, reprinted in the fol

lowing pages, is believed to be the only known copy of the old merriment, mentioned in Laneham's letter from Kenilworth, 1575,–“But aware, keep bak, make room now, heer they cum, & fyrst Captin Cox, an od man, I promiz yoo; by profession a

, mason, & that right skilfull, very cunning in fens, & hardy az Gawin, for hiz tonsword hangs at his tablz eend: great oversight hath he in matters of storie, for az for King

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