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" For the same reason," says he, "that you do; out of want: You do it for want of wit — I for want of money. "
French and English Self-taught: Vocabulaire Français Et Anglais Comprenant ... - Page 80
by Xavier Méfret - 1882 - 80 pages
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Élémens de la langue anglaise: ou Méthode pratique pour apprendre facilement ...

Louis-Pierre Siret - English language - 1815 - 198 pages
...shall be content to do well ; I leave it to others to do better. A certain country Squire ask'd à Merry Andrew, why he played the fool ? For the same reason , said he , that you do ; out o/want : you do it for want of wit, I do it for want of money. A countryman sowing his ground , two...
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Joe Miller's Jests: With Copious Additions

Joe Miller - English wit and humor - 1836 - 266 pages
...facetious critic rejoined, I suppose, Tom, you mean to add, 'unfurnished'? 527. A certain person asking a merry Andrew, why he played the fool ? For the same...you do, out of want — you do it for want of wit, and I do it for want of money. 528. David Garrick was once on a visit at Mr. Rigby's seat, Mistley...
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The Musical World, Volumes 19-20

Art - 1858 - 1074 pages
...make 22." — A merry Andrew, on being asked why he played the fool, replied : " For the same reason that you do— out of want ; you do it for want of wit, aad I do it for want of money." — Mr. Daniel Lambert, principal bass of York Minster, was, on Thursday...
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The New London Jest Book

William Carew Hazlitt - Anecdotes - 1871 - 406 pages
...he might come there and blow them all day long." 648. A CERTAIN country squire asked a merryandrew, why he played the fool ? " " For the same reason,"...do it for want of wit: I do it for want of money." 649. QUIN being engaged in a dispute with another upon the execution of Charles I. " But by what laws,"...
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Chap-books of the Eighteenth Century

John Ashton - Chapbooks - 1882 - 486 pages
...out : Why then, Ram's Horns, you dog, said she if I die for it. " A certain Country Squire asked a Merry Andrew why he played the fool ? For the same reason, said he, as you do, for want ; you do it for want of wit, I for want of money* " A Welshman bragging of his...
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

Quotations, English - 1891 - 527 pages
...have passed." FOOLS. A county 'squire asked a juggler "why he played the fool?" "For the same reason you do, out of want ; you do it for want of wit, I for want of money." FOOTIANA. Foote praising the hospitality of the Irish, after one of his trips to...
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Attic Salt, the Saving Grace of Humour

Thomas Selby Henrey - English wit and humor - 1914 - 172 pages
...a bench that has no legs to stand upon." A certain country squire, rebutting a merry Andrew, asked why he played the fool. " For the same reason," said he, " that you do ; that of wants. You do it for want of wit ; and I do it for want of money." 1 A sporting parson was...
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Early American Almanac Humor

Robert K. Dodge - Humor - 1987 - 184 pages
...(24995)) A country squire asked a Merry Andrew, why he played the fool? "For the same reason," says he, "that you do; out of want: You do it for want of wit—I for want of money." ( An Almanack, for.. .1798 (32941)) The happiest silly fellow I ever knew,...
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