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The entertainer; containing great variety of instructive entertainment [Vol I] [T100454]

DMI number:
1011
Publication Date:
1766
Volume Number:
1 of 2
ESTC number:
T100454
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW124634206
Shelfmark:
BL - 12354.aa.27
Full Title:
THE | ENTERTAINER; | Containing great Variety of | Instructive Entertainment, | FOR | Persons of every Age, Rank, or Degree. | [rule] | Collected by CHARLES TELL-TRUTH. [rule] | IN TWO VOLUMES. | [rule] | VOL. I. | [double rule] | LONDON: | Printed for JAMES HENRY, in the [i] Strand. [/i] | M,DCC,LXVI.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection including prose and Miscellaneous collection
Format:
Duodecimo
Pagination:
[6]pp; [1]-224pp.
Bibliographic details:
Vol.1 has direction line "Vol. V", vol.2, "Vol. VI".
Comments:
A number of poems are printed in this collection as 'composite poems' i.e. where two or more poems are printed without a break. On most occasions a long dash is used in the miscellany to signal the end of one poem and the beginning of the next. Where this is the case, the poems have been entered as separate items in the index. CONTENTS: 'Contents', [6]pp.
Related Miscellanies
Title:
The entertainer; containing great variety of instructive entertainment [Vol II] [T100454]
Publication Date:
1766
ESTC No:
T100454
Volume:
2 of 2
Relationship:
Volume from the same edition
Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
James Henry
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Content/Publication
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Charmer of a lonesome hour
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I've heard thy fame brave Brett go boldly on
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p.20
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To Commodore Brett, 1760.
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Worthy the high distinction shewn
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p.20
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To Captain Brett, of the Lyon man of war, for his gallant behaviour.
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A perfect judge will read each work of wit
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pp.23-24
Poem Title:
Of Candid Readers
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Happy the author whose production finds
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pp.25-26
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[No title]
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Who sings the source
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p.26
Poem Title:
On the Sea.
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Young.
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Edward Young
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And thou majestic main
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p.29
Poem Title:
[No title]
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Thomson
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James Thomson
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Tis thine bright Cynthia to dispense
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p.32
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[No title]
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The man who with undaunted toils
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p.33
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[No title]
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Hail happy land whose fertile grounds
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pp.33-35
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[No title]
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Remote from cities lived a swain
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pp.35-37
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Pythagoras rose at early dawn
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pp.37-38
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Pythagoras and the Countryman, &c.
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Whether on earth in air or main
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pp.38-39
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The lively shining particles of light
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pp.40-42
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[No title]
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Long had deep silence reigned in sullen form
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pp.42-43
Poem Title:
A Description of a Storm at Sea.
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The mouth of ganges and Bengalian bay
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p.44
Poem Title:
A Description of a Serene Night at Sea.
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And shall the waging waves again
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p.45
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On the Danger and Uncertainty of going to Sea.
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Drink briskly round dispel all cloudy sorrow
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p.45
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But notwithstanding, a Captain of a ship preparing to hasten to sea, express'd himself thus.
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Great cry and little wool is now become
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pp.48-49
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A Poem spoke by a Gentleman in a public Assembly, in behalf of the Weavers of the City of Dublin, &c. in the Year 1720. they at that Time being in great Distress.
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Who dares affirm this is no pious age
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pp.49-50
Poem Title:
A Poem spoke by a Gentleman in a publick Assembly, in behalf of the Weavers of the City of Dublin, &c. in the Year 1720. they at that Time being in great Distress.
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One hand and eye erect were close engaged
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p.53
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Of one who was brib'd whilst he was at Church, to vote contrary to his Promise.
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Parent of all omnipotent
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pp.54-55
Poem Title:
The Patriot's Prayer
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Who then is free the wise that can controul
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p.55
Poem Title:
The Patriot's Prayer.
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Beneath this stone doth lye a learned divine
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pp.58-59
Poem Title:
On the Revd. Joshua Phipps, M. A. Curate of the Parish of St. Nicholas without, in the City of Dublin, who departed this Life, the 24th Day of June, 1750.
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The hour past six the ladies seated were
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p.64
Poem Title:
On a fatal accident which happen'd to a company of young Ladies, occasioned by the unfortunate destruction of a favourite Tea Pot.
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My heart invites me here to stay
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p.65
Poem Title:
A Gentleman happening in company where were three young Ladies drinking Tea, one of whom being of a most beautiful composition, and he being importuned to stay, address'd himself particularly to the fair one thus.
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When first you moralized on snuff
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pp.65-67
Poem Title:
An Apology for Tea.
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Sparkling with youths gay pride like mirthful May
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pp.67-68
Poem Title:
A Poem on Tea-drinking.
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What sundry projects the ingenious find
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pp.68-69
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[No title]
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Soon as your father's death was known
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pp.72-75
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To a young Heir. The Observation of which it is hoped will be a means of discountenancing gaming.
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Says reason to fancy we seldom agree
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pp.79-80
Poem Title:
A Poem on being asked what was Fancy.
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Adieu to cursed whiskey for ever
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p.79
Poem Title:
The reform'd husband's resolution against drinking Whiskey.
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Cymon a poor but happy wight
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pp.82-84
Poem Title:
The self-taught Philosopher, A Tale.
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Brothers in servitude attend my theme
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pp.91-99
Poem Title:
Advice to Servants in the following particulars, viz. Honesty, Carefulness, Obedience, Diligence: Of Submission to Rebukes, Neatness. Of receiving and delivering Messages. Discretion, &c. By a Servant.
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Rashness and haste make all things unsecure
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p.100
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[No title]
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Behold what lustres now adorn
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p.102
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Advice to a young Lady in her Prime.
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Here day and night conspired a sudden flight
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pp.103-104
Poem Title:
A Copy of Verses on Mr. Day Who from his Landlord ran away.
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Little their learning less their sense
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pp.104-105
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Of the inconsiderate Folly of those who resort to Fortune-tellers.
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When conjurers their purses draw
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p.105
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Bless the good ladies and the food
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p.106
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Another Grace.
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Our hearty thanks we humbly pay
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p.106
Poem Title:
Grace after a Christning Feast.
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Say Cadmus by what ray divine inspired
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pp.114-115
Poem Title:
On the Noble Art and Mystery of Printing.
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When we have once resigned our sinful breath
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pp.117-118
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[No title]
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Like to thy seed cast in earth's womb
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p.118
Poem Title:
On the Resurrection.
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Tis a prime part of happiness to know
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p.119
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[No title]
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I pray thee peace I will be flesh and blood
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p.120
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[No title]
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Shakespear
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William Shakespeare
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Whilst smoke arises from my pipe
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p.124
Poem Title:
A Poem by a gentleman who smoak'd tobacco, and took snuff.
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Downward I hasten to my destined place
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pp.124-125
Poem Title:
A Poem by a gentleman who smoak'd tobacco, and took snuff.
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Distrust and darkness of our future state
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p.125
Poem Title:
On Futurity
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A pair of sheers both strong and keen
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p.131
Poem Title:
The Cloth and Pair of Sheers, a Fable.
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Hold sirs pray stop advancing now more near
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pp.132-135
Poem Title:
A Warning to Clergymen to be cautious of going to visit the Sick, without breaking their Fast; in a Poem to the Memory of Dr. Richard Brett, Rector of Swinnerton in Staffordshire in England, who died September 26th, 1742.
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With piety and learning blessed
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pp.135-137
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[No title; see Comments]
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My friend my saviour and my God
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pp.137-138
Poem Title:
Gratitude
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Ye men of conduct gay or sage
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pp.140-141
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[No title]
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In pomp and grandeur can thy languid mind
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pp.143-144
Poem Title:
Of true Glory and Loyalty
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How fond are men of rule and place
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p.144
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[No title]
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No more loved partner of my soul
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pp.146-147
Poem Title:
Adversity
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One week's extremity may teach us more
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p.147
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Shall ignorance of good and ill
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p.147
Poem Title:
Adversity.
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The happiest man that ever breathed on earth
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pp.148-150
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O happiness our being's end and aim
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p.148
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Can you oh man the gift you don't possess
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p.151
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To all ye vicious careless sparks
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pp.168-169
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[No title]
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The nimble moth around the taper plays
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p.174
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[No title]
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O wretched man in what a mist of life
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p.174
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[No title]
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Will downy beds or aromatic flowers
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pp.175-176
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[No title]
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Some plunged in riot seek their sovereign good
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p.175
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[No title]
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The wind was high the window shakes
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p.176
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[No title]
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Did gold base wretch corrupt mankind
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p.177
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[No title]
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Dear child these words which briefly I declare
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pp.179-182
Poem Title:
The Father's advice to his Daughter.
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O cease in pity cease to speak
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p.189
Poem Title:
On hearing a beautiful young Lady singing.
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Does justice or the client's sense
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pp.189-190
Poem Title:
Of the power of Money.
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I once had money and a friend
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p.190
Poem Title:
A necessary Caution.
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Is there no hope the sick man said
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pp.197-199
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On a sick man, unwilling to leave this World.
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Lasting charity's more ample sway
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p.207
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[No title]
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They are very careful to oblige at first
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pp.207-208
Poem Title:
Character of an imperious Publican, grown rich by his business.
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The hearth was clean the fire clear
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pp.208-209
Poem Title:
The happy Fire-side
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Whoever to popular praises aspire
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p.208
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[No title]
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Careless by name and careless by nature
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pp.209-210
Poem Title:
On Miss Fanny Careless
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When now the twinkling stars essay
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pp.216-217
Poem Title:
Meditation in the night, by a Lady.
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Letters in prose my friend are common
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pp.217-218
Poem Title:
A Letter from a Lawyer in Town, to a new married Officer in the Country, in time of Peace.
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Permit me neighbour to congratulate
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pp.218-220
Poem Title:
A Lady to her Friend, advising her to live a single Life.
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Begin my lord in early youth
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pp.221-222
Poem Title:
To a young Nobleman
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We frequently misplace esteem
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pp.222-223
Poem Title:
To a young Nobleman
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Begging is not so vile a trade
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p.223
Poem Title:
On requesting of Favours, &c.
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Honour is like that glassy bubble
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p.223
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[No title]
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That all from Adam first began
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p.224
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[No title]
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