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  • The best jestbook in the world is that which he dictated from memory, without referring to any book, on a day on which illness had rendered him incapable of serious study.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • _The best jestbook in the world_ is that which he dictated from memory, without referring to any book, on a day on which illness had rendered him incapable of serious study.

    Is Shakespeare Dead? from my autobiography

  • "Allowing that it is ever so beautiful, and ever so beneficial, were we to ride on the rigging of it at all times, would we not be constantly making a farce of it: It would be like reading the Bible and the jestbook, verse about, and would render the life of man a medley of absurdity and confusion."

    The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

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