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Town and country

From the title page of Greene's Quip for an Upstart Courtier (1592).
Reproduced in Social England, ed. H.D.Traill. University of Victoria Library.

Comedies, particularly in the later Jacobean period, often gain humour at the expense of the simple country fellow. Here the costumes of town and country are contrasted.