The History Of John Winchcomb

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byThomas Deloney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1859 Excerpt: ... The most Pleasant and delectable Historie of John Winchcombe, otherwise called Jacke of Newberie; and first of his love and pleasant life. CHAP. I. N the da)res of King Henry the eight, that most noble and victorious Prince, in the beginning of his reigne, John Winchcomb, a broad cloth Weaver, dwelt in Newberie, a towne in Barkshire: who for that he was a man of a merry disposition, and honest conversation, was wondrous well beloved of rich and poore, especially because in every place where hee came, hee would spend his money with the best, and was not any time found a churle of his purse. Wherefore beeing so good a companion, hee was called of old and young Jacke of Newberie: a man so generally well knowne in all his countrey for his good fellowship, that hee could goe in no place but he found acquaintance; by meanes whereof, Jacke could no sooner get a crowne, but straight hee found meanes to spend it: yet had he ever this care, that hee would always keepe himselfe in comely and decent apparell, neither at any time would hee be overcome in drinke, but so discreetly behave himselfe with honest mirth and pleasant conceits, that he was every gentlemans companion. After that Jacke had long led this pleasant life, beeing (though he were but poore) in good estimation, it was his masters chance to die, and his dame to be a widow, who was a very comely auncient woman, and of reasonable wealth. Wherefore she, having a good opinion of her man John, committed unto his government the guiding of all her worke-folkes, for the space of three yeares together; in which time shee found him so carefull and diligent, that all things came forward and prospered wondrous well. No man could intice him from his businesse all the weeke, by all the intreaty they could use: insomuch...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1859 Excerpt: ... The most Pleasant and delectable Historie of John Winchcombe, otherwise called Jacke of Newberie; and first of his love and plea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217588964

ISBN - 13:9780217588966

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