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Select tales and fables with prudential maxims and other little lessons of morality in prose and verse [N67747] [ecco]

DMI number:
1031
Publication Date:
1746
Volume Number:
1 of 2
ESTC number:
N67747
EEBO/ECCO link:
CB131919217
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Bod
Full Title:
SELECT | [g]Tales[/g] and [g]Fables[/g] | [i]with | Prudential Maxims | and other Little | LESSONS of MORALITY | IN | PROSE and VERSE | Equally Instructive & Entertaining | For the use of[/i] | BOTH SEXES | [i]wherein | Their Foibles as well as Beauties are | presented to their View in the fairest & | most inoffensive point of Light.[/i] | [rule] | The WHOLE embellish'd with Threescore [i]Original | Designs[/i], expressive of each Subject, neatly engrave'd | on [i]Copper Plates[/i], publish'd according to Act of | Parliament. | By B. COLE, [i]Engraver[/i]. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | [i]LONDON: | Printed for[/i] T. OSBORN [i]Grays-Inn, and[/i] | J. NOURSE [i]at the Lamb, over against | Catherine-Street, in the STRAND.[/i]
Epigraph:
Truth [i]under[/i] Fiction [i]we impart, | To root out Folly from the Heart[/i].
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of fables, Collection of educational texts, and Collection aimed at children/young people
Format:
Duodecimo
Bibliographic details:
Engraved title page. Contains a number of plates illustrating the fables.
Comments:
Date: No date is recorded in vol I., but title page of vol. II has date 'MDCCXLVI'. ESTC gives a date of 1752 but it is not clear from where this is derived. Contents: prose p. 4, 8, 10, 16, 20, 26, 28, 48-60, 66-80. Alphabetical aids to memory pp. 31-47.
Other matter:
Prefatory matter: Dedication 'to his Royal Highness Prince Edward' signed 'Benj. Cole' [1p]; Preface [2pp].
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Select tales and fables with prudential maxims and other little lessons of morality in prose and verse [T128069] [ecco]
Publication Date:
1756
ESTC No:
T128069
Volume:
1 of 2
Relationship:
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Select tales and fables with prudential maxims and other little lessons of morality in prose and verse [T127913] [ecco]
Publication Date:
1780
ESTC No:
T127913
Volume:
1 of 2
Relationship:
Another Edition of
Comments:
Title:
Select tales and fables with lessons of morality in verse and prose [ESTC T175731]
Publication Date:
1775
ESTC No:
T175731
Volume:
1 of 1
Relationship:
Unknown
Comments:
Title:
Select tales and fables with prudential maxims in prose and verse [vol II] [N67747] [ecco]
Publication Date:
1746
ESTC No:
N67747
Volume:
2 of 2
Relationship:
Volume from the same edition
Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
Thomas II Osborne
Confidence:
Confident
Comments:
query: is this the right Thomas Osborne?
Dedicatee:
Prince Edward Augustus
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Engraver:
Benjamin Cole
Confidence:
Absolute
Comments:
Publisher:
John Nourse
Confidence:
Confident
Comments:
Content/Publication
First Line:
A mastiff trained to hostile deeds
Page No:
p.1
Poem Title:
Fable I. The Bull and the Mastiff.
Attribution:
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First Line:
An elephant in days of yore
Page No:
p.1
Poem Title:
Fable II. The Elephant and the Bookseller.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Reader these little pleasant tales
Page No:
pp.1-2
Poem Title:
The Prologue To Phoedrus his Fables, Imitated In East Verse, By Way of Introduction
Attribution:
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First Line:
Censure will blame her breath was ever spent
Page No:
p.2
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. II. Merit creats Envy
Attribution:
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First Line:
As plants whilst tender bend which way you please
Page No:
p.2
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. I. Art improves Nature.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As once a wolf his thirst allayed
Page No:
p.3
Poem Title:
Fable III. The Wolf and the Lamb.
Attribution:
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First Line:
The fox an actor's vizard found
Page No:
p.3
Poem Title:
Fable IV. The Fox and the Mask.
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First Line:
A tiger in pursuit of prey
Page No:
p.5
Poem Title:
Fable V. The Lyon, Tyger, and Traveller.
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First Line:
A spaniel very pert and gay
Page No:
p.5
Poem Title:
Fable VI. The Spaniel and the Camelion.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Sir I have lived a courtier all my days
Page No:
p.6
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. VI. The Picture of a Courtier.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When Nero Rome's imperial sceptre swayed
Page No:
p.6
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. V. The Picture of a Tyrant.
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First Line:
A dog at hunger's urgent call
Page No:
p.7
Poem Title:
Fable VIII. The Dog and the Shadow.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A daw in pilfered plumes arrayed
Page No:
p.7
Poem Title:
Fable VII. The Daw and the Peacock.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As once a cock of sordid brood
Page No:
p.9
Poem Title:
Fable IX. The Cock and the Diamond.
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First Line:
A monkey with parental care
Page No:
p.9
Poem Title:
Fable X. The Monkey and her Cub.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Long lived a swain in high renown
Page No:
p.11
Poem Title:
Fable XII. The Shepherd and the Philosopher.
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First Line:
A hare beloved by all the train
Page No:
p.11
Poem Title:
Fable XI. The Hare and many Friends.
Attribution:
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First Line:
How truly blessed are they and only they
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XII. Nature's the Best Guide.
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First Line:
Men may respect and love with ease pretend
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XI. Adversity is the Touchstone of Friendship.
Attribution:
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First Line:
So like the life a painter drew
Page No:
p.13
Poem Title:
Fable XIV. The Painter who pleas'd Nobody and Everybody.
Attribution:
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First Line:
The miser starts and trembling stares
Page No:
p.13
Poem Title:
Fable XIII. The Miser and Plutus.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Nothing so much intoxicates the brain
Page No:
p.14
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XIV. The Magick of Flattery.
Attribution:
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First Line:
If mines of wealth in every field were found
Page No:
p.14
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XIII. Covetousness is the Root of all Evil.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A peasant on his dying bed
Page No:
p.15
Poem Title:
Fable XVI. The Farmer and his Sons.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A fox half starved a vineyard spied
Page No:
p.15
Poem Title:
Fable XV. The Fox and the Grapes.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As at the barn the peacock stands
Page No:
p.17
Poem Title:
Fable XVIII. The Peacock, the Turkey, and Goose.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As Chloe with affected air
Page No:
p.17
Poem Title:
Fable XVII. The Lady and the Wasp.
Attribution:
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First Line:
There's a being in nature as light as a feather
Page No:
p.18
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XVII. The Picture of a Coquet.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Her commendations praise you into shame
Page No:
p.18
Poem Title:
The Application to Feb. XVIII. The Character of a Mischief-Maker.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Hob plunged his waggon in a slough
Page No:
p.19
Poem Title:
Fable XIX. The Peasant and Hercules.
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First Line:
A peacock kept by Juno's side
Page No:
p.19
Poem Title:
Fable XX. Juno and her Peacock.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Though birds and beasts are proud and vain
Page No:
p.21
Poem Title:
Fable XXI. The Man and the Flea.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Are there no hopes the patient cries
Page No:
p.21
Poem Title:
Fable XXII. The Sick Man and the Angel.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Must then applauding crowds repeat your name
Page No:
p.22
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XXI. Pride was not made for Man.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Though wealth was poured like a rolling tide
Page No:
p.22
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XXII. Wealth without Content.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As a young rake repentant sat
Page No:
p.23
Poem Title:
Fable XXIV. The Universal Apparation.
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First Line:
As on the ground a persian lay
Page No:
p.23
Poem Title:
Fable XXIII. The Persian, the Sun, and the Cloud.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Envy will merit as its shade persue
Page No:
p.24
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XXIII. Merit will shine in Spite of Opposition.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Is there a sensual thing of any kind
Page No:
p.24
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XXIV. Virtue's Address to Hercules.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Two trouts that thoughtless of deceit
Page No:
p.25
Poem Title:
Fable XXV. The Trouts and the Angler.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As Reynard viewed with longing eyes
Page No:
p.25
Poem Title:
Fable XXVI. The Fox and the Crow.
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First Line:
A restless crab in the ocean bred
Page No:
p.27
Poem Title:
Fable XXVII. The Crab and the Fox.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A fruitful vine like a true friend
Page No:
p.27
Poem Title:
Fable XXVIII. The Hart and the Vine.
Attribution:
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First Line:
With weeping eyes a nurse surveyed
Page No:
p.29
Poem Title:
Fable XXIX. The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Fast to an elm a lamb was tied
Page No:
p.29
Poem Title:
Fable XXX. The Wild Boar and the Ram.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Good god how tender is the parents love
Page No:
p.30
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XXIX. Fancy surpasses Beauty.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Exalted Socrates divinely brave
Page No:
p.30
Poem Title:
The Application to Fab. XXX. Patience in Distress.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Attend the advice
Page No:
pp.38-41
Poem Title:
An Alphabet of Prudential Maxims In Easy Verse, for the Use of Children.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Art and assiduous care must join
Page No:
pp.42-44
Poem Title:
A Second Alphabet of Prudential Maxims, In Easy Verse.
Attribution:
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First Line:
All human things are subject to decay
Page No:
pp.45-47
Poem Title:
A Third Alphabet Of Prudential Maxims. In Easy Verse.
Attribution:
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First Line:
First to the gods thy humble homage pay
Page No:
pp.61-66
Poem Title:
The Golden Verses of Pythagoras
Attribution:
Translated by the late celebrated Nicholas Rowe, Esq;
Attributed To:
Nicholas Rowe