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NOKES (NOKE, NOAK, NOAKES), JAMES (d....

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 733 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NOKES (NOKE, NOAK, NOAKES), JAMES (d. 1692), an English actor, whose laughter-arousing genius is attested by Cibber and other contemporaries. Sir Martin Mar-all, Sir Davy Dunce and Sir Credulous Easy were among his favourite parts. His success as the Nurse in Nevil Payne's Fatal Jealousy was so great that he was thereafter nicknamed " Nurse Nokes."
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