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Wit Without Money by Francis Beaumont

A comedy available online from Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13425

A sample from Actus primus. Scena prima.
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Val[entine]. Y'are short and pithy.

Lance. They say y'are a fine Gentleman, and of excellent judgement, they report you have a wit; keep your self out o'th' Rain, and take your Cloak with you, which by interpretation is your State, Sir, or I shall think your fame belied you, you have money, and may have means.

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