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Sixpence a day

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Act IV scene 2

O sweet bully Bottom! Thus hath he lost sixpence a day during his life; he could not have ‘scaped sixpence a day: an the duke had not given him sixpence a day for playing Pyramus, I’ll be hanged; he would have deserved it: sixpence a day in Pyramus, or nothing.

How much was sixpence a day to a laborer like one of the Mechanicals?

Average wages

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  1. Pingback: Sixpence A Day OR Bottom’s Dream; the most tragical comedy of the Rude Mechanicals | Shakespeare: The Early Works

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