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The merry companion, or humorous miscellany [T178332] [ecco]

DMI number:
815
Publication Date:
1752
ESTC number:
T178332
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW115630698
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Bod
Full Title:
THE | MERRY COMPANION, | OR | Humorous Miscellany. | CONTAINING | [two columns] [col1] Comical Characters, | Witty Jests, | Humorous Essays, [/col1] | [col2] Smart Epigrams. | Excellent Epitaphs, | Puzzling Rebus's. [/col2] | And a COLLECTION of celebrated | New SONGS. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | [ornament] | [double rule] | [i]DUBLIN:[/i] | Printed by A. M'CULLOH, | For J. COTTER, in [i]Skinner-Row[/i], 1752.
Epigraph:
[i]That Work stands fairest for an Age to last, | Which (Nosegay-like) has Flow'rs for ev'ry Taste.[/i]
Place of Publication:
Dublin
Genres:
Miscellaneous collection
Format:
Duodecimo
Comments:
Contents: prose pp. [3]-12; 'Pleasant Pieces of Poetry' pp. 13-26; Jests pp. 26-30; Epigrams pp. 31-34; Epitaphs pp. 35-39; Songs pp. 39-60.
Related People
Publisher:
J. Cotter
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Printer:
A. McCulloh
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Content/Publication
First Line:
O rare Ben Jonson what a turncoat grown
Page No:
Poem Title:
On Ben. Johnston's Bust, set up in Westminster-Abbey, with the Buttons on the wrong Side of his Coat
Attribution:
by the Rev. Mr. Samuel Wesley.
Attributed To:
Samuel Wesley
First Line:
On vice your humorous vein display
Page No:
p.11
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
What is the blooming tincture of a skin
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p.12
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
This flower of Britain in its bud survey
Page No:
p.13
Poem Title:
Upon his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales.
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First Line:
In sable clad one might expect
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p.13
Poem Title:
An Extempore Thoughts, on seeing her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales in Mourning.
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First Line:
It makes me smile when solemn fools
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p.14
Poem Title:
The Wonder and no Wonder.
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First Line:
The careful gardener with unceasing toil
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p.14
Poem Title:
Upon the younger Branches of the Royal Family.
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First Line:
Immortal Newton never spoke
Page No:
p.14
Poem Title:
On seeing the Picture of Beau Nash at full length between two Busts of Newton and Pope, in the Pump Room at Bath.
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First Line:
Oh that the atheist would the sky survey
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p.15
Poem Title:
The Atheist Baffled.
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First Line:
Hush hush the god of love here sleeping lies
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p.15
Poem Title:
Love Asleep.
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First Line:
Briton if thou wouldst sure destruction shun
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p.15
Poem Title:
Chalk'd on the Shutter of an Infernal Gin Shop.
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First Line:
As fame of late through Britain sped
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pp.15-17
Poem Title:
Fame and Truth.
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First Line:
Get along sir I hate you that's flat
Page No:
p.18
Poem Title:
A Dialogue between Squire N-- and Miss M--.
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First Line:
Pretty missee
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p.18
Poem Title:
Spoken extempore by a celebrated Poet, to a young Lady in St. James's Park.
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First Line:
Sweet solitude when life's gay hours are past
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p.19
Poem Title:
On Solitude.
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First Line:
Once on a time it by chance came to pass
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pp.19-20
Poem Title:
All to no Purpose, or Labour in vain.
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First Line:
Ladies your most obsequious you must know
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p.19
Poem Title:
An Epilogue, spoken by Miss Woffington at fifteen Years of Age, in Man's Cloaths.
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First Line:
Here native graces with sound judgment grow
Page No:
p.20
Poem Title:
On the celebrated Miss Woffington.
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First Line:
From London Paul the carrier coming down
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p.21
Poem Title:
The Whimsical Proclamation; or, The Maiden's Wish.
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First Line:
In vain with weeping eyes the queen of love
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pp.22-23
Poem Title:
Cupid turn'd Tipstaff; an Heroi-Comic Tale.
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First Line:
Geron a jovial monk a tipling blade
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pp.25-26
Poem Title:
Old Geron and his Maid Margery; or, the Leak discover'd, a Tale.
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First Line:
One prompt physician like a sculler plies
Page No:
p.31
Poem Title:
The Advantage of having two Physicians.
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First Line:
An epigram's good when like you mistress Frail
Page No:
p.31
Poem Title:
To a Lady who desired to know in what the Goodness of an Epigram consists.
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First Line:
An old stale widower loving a young wench
Page No:
p.31
Poem Title:
The old Widower repulsed.
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First Line:
Laugh at dull ignorance and them that say
Page No:
p.31
Poem Title:
To the Honourable Author of an Essay
Attribution:
by the late William Walsh, Esq;
Attributed To:
William Walsh
First Line:
When in the dark on thy soft hand I hung
Page No:
p.32
Poem Title:
On a deform'd Lady.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Keen wholesome satire all endure
Page No:
p.32
Poem Title:
To Doctor Smallhead.
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First Line:
Your justice sirs is wondrous great
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p.32
Poem Title:
Spoken extempore to two railing Parsons.
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First Line:
When a man to the town for a show brings a lion
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p.32
Poem Title:
To a surly Publican, Master of the Red Lyon Inn, at a certain Place near Oxford.
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First Line:
Praised and caressed the tuneful Phillips sung
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
The Buck's Delight. An Acrostick.
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First Line:
The greatest proof of courage we can give
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
True Courage.
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First Line:
Of fools and knaves what plenty Bath affords
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
On Bath.
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First Line:
Sol Daphne sees and seeing her admires
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p.33
Poem Title:
On the Power of Love.
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First Line:
Says Phillis blushing to her lover
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p.34
Poem Title:
A Rebus.
Attribution:
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First Line:
What in green fields and gardens flies humming along
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p.34
Poem Title:
Another.
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First Line:
Oh what bosom but must yield
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p.34
Poem Title:
To a Sempstress.
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First Line:
We fear to lose what a small time must waste
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p.35
Poem Title:
Life and Death.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here lies old Hobson death hath broke his girt
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p.35
Poem Title:
On Hobson, this University Carrier, who sicken'd in the Time of his Vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by Reason of the Plague.
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First Line:
Stay bachelor if you have wit
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p.36
Poem Title:
On a Man and his Wife.
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First Line:
The modest stone what few vain marbles can
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p.36
Poem Title:
On Mr. Fenton
Attribution:
by Mr. Pope.
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Beneath this stone the world's wonder lies
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p.37
Poem Title:
On Dr. Keil, the late famous Astrologer.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Near his paternal seat here buried lies
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pp.37-38
Poem Title:
On the late Right Hon. Thomas Winnington, Esq;
Attribution:
by Sir C. H. W.
Attributed To:
Sir Charles Hanbury Williams
First Line:
Here lies a man who no man spared
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p.38
Poem Title:
On Aretine.
Attribution:
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First Line:
So fair so young so innocent so sweet
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p.38
Poem Title:
On the Death of a Virgin Beauty.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here innocence and beauty lies whose breath
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p.38
Poem Title:
On Another.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Tom loves Mary passing well
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pp.39-40
Poem Title:
Sung by Mr. Beard at Ranelagh-Gardens.
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First Line:
Half burned alive beneath this dunghill lies
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p.39
Poem Title:
On a Gin-Drinker.
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First Line:
Stern winter has left us the trees are in bloom
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pp.40-41
Poem Title:
Jocky and Jenny.
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First Line:
How sweet are those herrings how rich is the taste
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pp.41-42
Poem Title:
The Buss. Tune, Derry down.
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First Line:
By a prattling stream in a midsummer's eve
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pp.42-43
Poem Title:
Sweet William.
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First Line:
The lowland lads think they are fine
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pp.43-44
Poem Title:
The new Highland Laddie.
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First Line:
See how thy captive lark
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p.43
Poem Title:
On a young Lady's Lark.
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First Line:
When Chloe first young Colin saw
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pp.45-46
Poem Title:
Court me not.
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First Line:
The women all tell me I'm false to my lass
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pp.46-47
Poem Title:
The big belly'd Bottle.
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First Line:
I'll sing to my lover all night and all day
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pp.47-48
Poem Title:
Jocky.
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First Line:
Fair Hebe I left with a cautious design
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p.48
Poem Title:
Fair Hebe.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Attend ye nymphs whilst I impart
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pp.49-50
Poem Title:
A Song. Tune, Swains I scorn.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Tell me pride of the creation
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p.49
Poem Title:
A new favourite Song.
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First Line:
On thee sweet picture I can gaze
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pp.50-51
Poem Title:
Address to Celia's Picture
Attribution:
Attributed To:
First Line:
Tell me dear charmer tell me why
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pp.51-52
Poem Title:
A new Song.
Attribution:
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First Line:
To Celia thus fond Damon said
Page No:
p.51
Poem Title:
Damon to Celia.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When Jove first saw my Fanny's face
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pp.52-53
Poem Title:
A favourite new Song.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When first by fond Damon Flavella was seen
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p.53
Poem Title:
Flavella.
Attribution:
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First Line:
With an honest old friend and a merry old song
Page No:
pp.53-54
Poem Title:
With an honest old Friend.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Jolly mortals fill your glasses
Page No:
p.54
Poem Title:
Let's be jovial, fill our Glasses.
Attribution:
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First Line:
That all men are beggars we plainly may see
Page No:
pp.54-55
Poem Title:
Which no body can deny.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A trifling song you shall hear
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pp.55-57
Poem Title:
Nonsensical folks prepare
Attribution:
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First Line:
Nanny blushes when I woo her
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p.57
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
Yes I'm in love I feel it now
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pp.57-58
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
Eliza asketh me to write
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p.58
Poem Title:
A new song, wrote extempore, by a gentleman, in answer to a young lady who desired he might write a song on her.
Attribution:
by a gentleman
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First Line:
For shame for shame Oxonians all
Page No:
p.58
Poem Title:
On stealing the body of a young woman to be anatomized, from St. Peter's church-yard, Oxford.
Attribution:
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First Line:
What various charms can Celia boast
Page No:
p.59
Poem Title:
To a lady sitting cross-legg'd for a gentleman at cards.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Of flesh and blood both I was bore
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p.59
Poem Title:
Enigma.
Attribution:
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First Line:
I dreamed that buried in my fellow clay
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p.59
Poem Title:
On a nobleman's tombstone at Woodford wells.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Assist me all ye tuneful bards
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p.60
Poem Title:
Nanny of the Hill.
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