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KING JAMES had two comedies acted before him, the one at Cambridge, the
other at Oxford; that at Cambridge was called Ignoramus, an ingenious
thing, wherein one Mr. Sleep was a principal actor; the other at Oxford
was but a dull piece, and therein Mr. Wake was a prime actor. Which made
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