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The muse's vagaries or the merry mortal's companion [Part I] [ESTC T170724]

DMI number:
773
Publication Date:
1745
Volume Number:
1 of 2
ESTC number:
T170724
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW116375698
Shelfmark:
BOD Harding E 136
Full Title:
THE | Muse's Vagaries; | OR, THE | MERRY MORTAL's | COMPANION. | CONSISTING OF | [two columns] [column 1] [i]Facetious Tales, | Satirical Jokes, | Diverting Letters, | Comical Songs, [/column 1] | [column 2] Humorous Epigrams, | Whimsical Wills, | Epitaphs[/i], &c. | &c. &c. &c. [/column 2] | The whole calculated to create Mirth | and good Humour; to cure the Spleen | and expel Vapours; drive away Sorrow; | and increase the Diversion of all the | Merry Fellows, Honest Hearts, and Jo-| vial Souls round about the Wrekin. | [rule] | BY Sir SOLOMON GUNDY, Knt. | AND | MARGERY MERRYPIN, Spinster. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | L [i]ONDON:[i] | Printed for BEN. JOHNSON, Jun. near [i]St. Paul'[/i]s. | MDCCXLV. | (Price [i]One Shilling[/i] and [i]Six-Pence.[/i])
Epigraph:
[i]Our Hearts, our Mistress, and our Friend should share, | Our Time, the Muse, the Witty, and the Fair: | Thus, wisely Careless, innocently Gay, | Chearful, let's pass the Trifle[/i] LIFE [i]away.[/i] | POPE.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of comic verse, Collection of satirical verse, and Collection of songs
Format:
Quarto
Price:
1s 6d
Pagination:
[4] [1]-124 [15 mispaginated as 51]
Bibliographic details:
Query: check format - ESTC says 8vo, JW says 4to.
Comments:
Some attributions taken from contents page French text (followed by English translation), p. 119.
Other matter:
Contents page [2pp.]
Related Miscellanies
Title:
The muse's vagaries or the merry mortal's companion [Part II] [ESTC T170724]
Publication Date:
1745
ESTC No:
T170724
Volume:
2 of 2
Relationship:
Part of a Series
Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
Ben Johnson Junior
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Content/Publication
First Line:
Come all you humdrums that encumber the earth
Page No:
pp.1-4
Poem Title:
All Alive and Merry; or, the Honest Toper's Invitation to the Humdrums, in and about London. A new Song.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
If ever in thy sight I found favour Apollo
Page No:
pp.4-6
Poem Title:
The Poet's Prayer.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
From a wife of small fortune but yet very proud
Page No:
pp.6-8
Poem Title:
The honest Countryman's Litany.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
By the toast of your health when full bumpers go down
Page No:
pp.8-9
Poem Title:
The Beau's Litany.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Thrice happy Daniel and his wife
Page No:
p.9
Poem Title:
Upon seeing a Gentleman and Lady toying at Scarborough.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
God prosper long from being broke
Page No:
pp.10-14
Poem Title:
A True and Lamentable Ballad, call'd The Earl's Defeat. [To the Tune of Chevy Chase.]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
A heron erect with stately stride
Page No:
p.51[ie. p. 15]-16
Poem Title:
The Heron: A Tale for the Old Maids.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
I sing not old Jason who travelled through Greece
Page No:
pp.16-24
Poem Title:
Down-Hall. A Ballad.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: by Mr. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Pontius who loves you know a joke
Page No:
pp.24-25
Poem Title:
Pontius and Pontia.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By the same [i.e. Prior]
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Says Pontius in rage contradicting his wife
Page No:
p.26
Poem Title:
Truth told at last.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: by the same [i.e. Prior]
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Interred beneath this marble stone
Page No:
pp.26-28
Poem Title:
An Epitaph on Sauntering Jack, and Idle Joan.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By the same. [i.e. Prior]
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Ho Nan whose fish are those that look so dry
Page No:
pp.28-32
Poem Title:
A Billingsgate Pastoral. In Imitation of the third Eclogue of Virgil.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Quoth Simon to Thomas and showed him his wife
Page No:
pp.32-33
Poem Title:
The Invitation.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Arah dear joy shave all your faushes
Page No:
pp.34-36
Poem Title:
Teague's Oration.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Giles Jolt as sleeping in his cart he lay
Page No:
pp.36-37
Poem Title:
The Carman's Logick.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
A Cheshire man sailed into Spain
Page No:
p.37
Poem Title:
The Cheshire Cheese.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
All you that ever tasted of Swatfal Hall beer
Page No:
pp.38-40
Poem Title:
The Country Wedding; or, the Plough yoked to the Cupboard.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Good Mr Moody my beard being cloudy
Page No:
pp.40-41
Poem Title:
Tom Whittle's Letter.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Though rhyme serves the thoughts of great poets to fetter
Page No:
pp.41-45
Poem Title:
The Prodigy: By a Lady.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By Mrs. Barber.
Attributed To:
Mary Barber
First Line:
All whimsical people come hither
Page No:
pp.45-46
Poem Title:
A Song for the Nonsensical Club.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Ods zookers honest gallant Harry
Page No:
pp.46-48
Poem Title:
To Honest Harry, who married a very ugly old Maid.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
There lived in France as ancient stories tell
Page No:
pp.48-61
Poem Title:
The Merchant's Lady; or, the Husband pays for all. From Chaucer.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By Mr. Travers.
Attributed To:
Henry Travers
First Line:
In Virgil's sacred verse we find
Page No:
pp.61-66
Poem Title:
The Pigeon's Feather.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By Mr. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
How old may Phyllis be you ask
Page No:
p.67
Poem Title:
Phyllis's Age.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By the same. [ie. Prior]
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
As through the street a Quaker chanced to pass
Page No:
pp.67-68
Poem Title:
The Button-Hole.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
There lived in Lombardy as authors write
Page No:
pp.68-86
Poem Title:
The Merchant's Tale. From Chaucer.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By Mr. Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
It must be so Taylor thou reasonst well
Page No:
pp.86-88
Poem Title:
Doleful Dumps; or, the poor Poet and his Taylor...In Imitation of Cato's Soliloquy.
Attribution:
By Mr. Mitchell.
Attributed To:
Joseph Mitchell
First Line:
Since you dear doctor saved my life
Page No:
pp.88-90
Poem Title:
An Epistle from a Gentleman to Sir H- S-: who, upon having sav'd his Life, desired he would send him all the Rarities he could find in his Travels.
Attribution:
From a Gentleman
Attributed To:
First Line:
To my dear wife my joy and life
Page No:
pp.91-93
Poem Title:
The Will of Mr. A-y, of New-England.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Mistress A-y to you I fly
Page No:
pp.93-95
Poem Title:
The Sweeper of New Haven's Love-Letter to Mrs. A-y's Widow.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
In the name of God the king of kings
Page No:
pp.95-96
Poem Title:
Ned Ward's last Will.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
When good king Jemmy wore the British crown
Page No:
pp.96-99
Poem Title:
The Merry Monarch; or, Knighthood a Jest.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Not every temper rural scenes delight
Page No:
pp.99-103
Poem Title:
Nell the Ballad-Singer's Lamentation.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Tom Ramble a rake of true catholic hope
Page No:
pp.103-105
Poem Title:
The Confession.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
The furniture that best doth please
Page No:
p.105
Poem Title:
Swift's Answer to a Friend, who asked him what were his favourite Pieces of Furniture.
Attribution:
Swift
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
Ill fare the miscreant who to mischief prone
Page No:
pp.106-115
Poem Title:
The Shoe-Heel. In Imitation of the Splendid Shilling.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By Mr. Mitchell.
Attributed To:
Joseph Mitchell
First Line:
Thus to his parish waggoner a priest
Page No:
pp.115-116
Poem Title:
The Vicar and the Waggoner. A Sunday's Conversation.
Attribution:
Contents page attribution: By the same [i.e. Mitchell]
Attributed To:
Joseph Mitchell
First Line:
Since all men must return to dust
Page No:
pp.116-118
Poem Title:
Ned Wealthy's last Will.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
As Sir Toby reeled home with his skin full of wine
Page No:
pp.119-120
Poem Title:
Drunken Toby; or the longest Way round about, the shortest Way home.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Who can believe with common sense
Page No:
p.119
Poem Title:
[The great Sin of eating Eggs and Bacon ('Peut on croire avec bon sens')] In English
Attribution:
by Dean Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
On courting I went to my love
Page No:
pp.120-121
Poem Title:
A bold Stroke for a Wife. A Song.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Of all the professions that are in the city
Page No:
pp.122-123
Poem Title:
The Taylor Triumphant. A Song
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Just after you've dined take a dish that is large
Page No:
pp.123-124
Poem Title:
The Dainty Dish; or a Quality Mess. Being, A rare Receipt, quite scalding new. To make a Mess of French Ragou.
Attribution:
By the D--- of N---c---'s Cook.
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