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The book of fun or the quintessence of wit and mirth [T191471] [ecco]

DMI number:
920
Publication Date:
1759
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T191471
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW117223577
Shelfmark:
ECCO - bod
Full Title:
THE | BOOK of FUN; | OR, THE | QUNTESSENCE | OF | WIT and MIRTH. | CONTAINING | More FROLICKSOME STUFF, than any | other BOOK of the SIZE and PRICE. | COLLECTED | From all the JOLLIEST AUTHORS, and | from several ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS. | [ornament] | LONDON: | Printed for any Body that please to buy it. | M DCC LIX.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of comic verse
Format:
Duodecimo
Comments:
Contents: prose pp. 3-18, 59. Title: title page reads 'Quntessence'; running head reads 'Quintessence'.
Content/Publication
First Line:
I rise at eleven I dine about two
Page No:
pp.18-19
Poem Title:
The Debauchee.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Clarendon had law and sense
Page No:
pp.19-20
Poem Title:
The Young Statesman. A Satire.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Have you not in a chimney seen
Page No:
p.19
Poem Title:
The Maidenhead.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Tis the Arabian bird alone
Page No:
p.20
Poem Title:
The Encouragement.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Chaste pious prudent Charles the second
Page No:
pp.21-25
Poem Title:
The Restoration: Or, The History of Insipids. A Lampoon.
Attribution:
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First Line:
She was so exquisite a whore
Page No:
p.25
Poem Title:
Written under Nelly's Picture.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Twas when the sable mantle of the night
Page No:
pp.25-26
Poem Title:
A Dream.
Attribution:
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First Line:
O that I now could by some chymic art
Page No:
p.26
Poem Title:
The Wish.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Sternhold and Hopkins had great qualms
Page No:
p.26
Poem Title:
Spoken Extempore to a Country Clerk, after having heard him sing Psalms.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A knight delights in hardy deeds of arms
Page No:
p.27
Poem Title:
Acrostick.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here lies our sovereign lord the king
Page No:
p.27
Poem Title:
The King's Epitaph.
Attribution:
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First Line:
In all humanity we crave
Page No:
p.27
Poem Title:
The Commons Petition to King Charles II.
Attribution:
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First Line:
As on his death bed gasping Strephon lay
Page No:
pp.28-29
Poem Title:
A Pastoral on the Death of the Earl of Rochester.
Attribution:
By Mr. Flatman.
Attributed To:
Thomas Flatman
First Line:
If Rome can pardon sins as Romans hold
Page No:
p.28
Poem Title:
On Rome's Pardons.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
By heavens 'twas bravely done
Page No:
p.29
Poem Title:
Spoken Extempore, upon receiving a Fall at Whitehall-Gate, by attempting to kiss the Dutchess of Cleveland as she was stepping out of her Chariot.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Naked she lay clasped in my longing arms
Page No:
pp.29-31
Poem Title:
The Disappointment.
Attribution:
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First Line:
While in the mall my Celia shone
Page No:
pp.31-32
Poem Title:
The Gnat.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Tell me Dorinda why so gay
Page No:
pp.32-33
Poem Title:
On the Countess of Dorchester, Mistress to King James II. Written in the Year 1680.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Fair Susan did her wifehode well maintayne
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
Susannah and the Two Elders.
Attribution:
By Mr. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Proud with the spoils of royal cully
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
On the Same.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
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First Line:
Dolly's beauty and art
Page No:
p.34
Poem Title:
On Dolly Chamberlain, a Sempstress in the New Exchange.
Attribution:
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First Line:
In ancient times as story tells
Page No:
pp.34-39
Poem Title:
Baucis and Philemon.
Attribution:
By Jonathan Swift, D. D.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
When fair Susannah in a cool retreat
Page No:
p.34
Poem Title:
The same attempted in a Modern Stile.
Attribution:
By Mr. Cobb.
Attributed To:
Samuel Cobb
First Line:
I love as well as others do
Page No:
p.39
Poem Title:
The Mock Song.
Attribution:
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First Line:
For standing -- we kind nature thank
Page No:
pp.40-41
Poem Title:
An Interlude. Actus I. Scena I. The Scene, A Bed-Chamber. Enter Tarsander and Swivanthe.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Parson these things in thy possessing
Page No:
pp.41-42
Poem Title:
The Happy Life of a Country Parson.
Attribution:
By Dr. Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
Clasped in the arms of her I love
Page No:
pp.42-43
Poem Title:
The Enjoyment.
Attribution:
By the same [i.e. Otway].
Attributed To:
Thomas Otway
First Line:
I did but look and love a while
Page No:
p.42
Poem Title:
The Inchantment.
Attribution:
By Mr. Otway.
Attributed To:
Thomas Otway
First Line:
Tis now six months I've wore your chain
Page No:
p.43
Poem Title:
The Unintelligible.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Here hark ye old friend what wilt pass then without
Page No:
p.44
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a Country Inn-Keeper.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When fancies odd plagued Menelaus's head
Page No:
p.44
Poem Title:
The Royal Buck.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When Orpheus fiddled that the brutes advanced
Page No:
p.44
Poem Title:
On a bad Dancer to bad Musick.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Ten months after Florimel happened to wed
Page No:
p.45
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
When Loveless married lady Jenny
Page No:
p.45
Poem Title:
[no title]
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First Line:
When Phyllis confessed her the father was rash
Page No:
p.45
Poem Title:
[no title]
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First Line:
Blessed be the princes who have fought
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
How old may Phyllis be you ask
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
Phyllis's Age.
Attribution:
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First Line:
I am unable yonder beggar cries
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
A Lame Beggar
Attribution:
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First Line:
Of two reliefs to cure a lovesick mind
Page No:
p.46
Poem Title:
The best Cure for Love.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here lies my poor wife without bed or blanket
Page No:
p.47
Poem Title:
On his Wife.
Attribution:
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First Line:
My love and I for kisses played
Page No:
p.47
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
There lies entombed within this vault so dark
Page No:
p.47
Poem Title:
On a Parish Clerk at Weston in Cheshire.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When Gammar Gurton first I knew
Page No:
p.47
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
Who killed Kildare who durst Kildare to kill
Page No:
p.47
Poem Title:
On the Earl of Kildare.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here lies the corpse of William Prynne
Page No:
pp.48-49
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
S. Butler.
Attributed To:
Samuel Butler
First Line:
Here lieth old Cromwell
Page No:
p.48
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
Light upon him earth though he
Page No:
p.48
Poem Title:
On Sir John Vanbrugh, the Architect.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Interred beneath this marble stone
Page No:
pp.49-50
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Here lies old Hobson death hath broke his girt
Page No:
pp.51-52
Poem Title:
On the Cambridge Carrier, who sickened in the Time of his Vacancy, being forbid to go to London, by reason of the Plague.
Attribution:
John Milton.
Attributed To:
John Milton
First Line:
Here lies one More and no more than he
Page No:
p.51
Poem Title:
St. Bennet's, Paul's Wharfe, London.
Attribution:
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First Line:
My sledge and hammer lie reclined
Page No:
p.51
Poem Title:
Lincoln Church. In Memory of David Fletcher, Smith to this Church, who died Feb. 14, 1744. Aged 48 Years.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here lies father and mother and sister and I
Page No:
p.52
Poem Title:
Nettlebed, Oxfordshire.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Stop passenger until my life you've read
Page No:
pp.52-53
Poem Title:
On Margaret Scott.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here snug in grave my wife doth lie
Page No:
p.53
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
Stay bachelor if you have wit
Page No:
p.53
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Aaron Hill.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The King of Great Britain was reckoned before
Page No:
p.53
Poem Title:
On the late King's Statue on teh Top of Bloomsbury Spire.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Jack eating rotten cheese did say
Page No:
p.54
Poem Title:
Jack and Sampson compared.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Reader beneath this turf I lie
Page No:
p.54
Poem Title:
The Author's Epitaph. Made at the Rose Spunging-house.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A little world I say again
Page No:
pp.55-56
Poem Title:
The Lady's Answer.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Men are the world in small you say
Page No:
p.55
Poem Title:
The Female Microcosm. To a Lady who said, Man was a little World.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here resteth John amidst other clay
Page No:
p.56
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a Miser married to a Coquet.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Our fathers took oaths as of old they took wives
Page No:
p.56
Poem Title:
On taking Oaths.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Good neighbour how d'ye do and do again
Page No:
pp.57-58
Poem Title:
The Gossips.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When Chloe's picture was to Chloe shown
Page No:
p.57
Poem Title:
Chloe's Picture.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Giles Jolt as sleeping in his cart he lay
Page No:
p.58
Poem Title:
Giles Jolt and his Cart.
Attribution:
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First Line:
One night plump Sue and Coacaman Ned
Page No:
p.58
Poem Title:
Women the best Politicians.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Lavinia is polite but not profane
Page No:
pp.59-60
Poem Title:
The Pious Harlot.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Here must I stand condemned by the law
Page No:
p.60
Poem Title:
Verses spoken extempore by a Girl doing Penance for defaming her Mistress.
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