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The comic muse [T184360] [ECCO]

DMI number:
1417
Publication Date:
1772
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T184360
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW116478385
Shelfmark:
ECCO
Full Title:
THE | COMIC MUSE, | A | CHOICE COLLECTION | OF | HUMOROUS TALES, WITTY EPIGRAMS, | EPITAPHS, &c. | Collected from the writings of the Genuine | SONS of WITT and HUMOUR. | [double rule] | [epigraph] | [double rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] | PRINTED in the Year, MDCCLXXII. |
Epigraph:
[i]From Grave to Jovial you must change with Art.[/i]
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Octavo
Other matter:
Prefatory matter: Contents pp. iii-v, To the Reader p.vi
Content/Publication
First Line:
To pass the dull evening in pleasure away
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n. p.
Poem Title:
To The Reader.
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Of arms of siege of bloody fight
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pp.1-10
Poem Title:
The Peer and the Poet. A Tale.
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Long time had Strephon country swain
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pp.10-13
Poem Title:
The Disappointment
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Richard of all mankind the most complete
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pp.13-15
Poem Title:
Mary the Cook to Dick the Farmer. An Epistle.
Attribution:
Mary Derry
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The poker lost poor Susan stormed
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pp.15-16
Poem Title:
Where's the Poker? A Tale.
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A bag wig of a jaunty air
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pp.16-18
Poem Title:
The Bag-Wig and the Tobacco Pipe.
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Robin who to the plough was bred
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pp.18-20
Poem Title:
Robin's Spectacles. A Tale.
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At four on Monday morn tis said
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pp.20-22
Poem Title:
A Modern Morning
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Miss Molly a famed toast was fair and young
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pp.22-26
Poem Title:
The Medicine: a Tale
Attribution:
By Dean Swift
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
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Dear Tom | This comes to let you know
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pp.27-35
Poem Title:
The Spinning Wheel: an Epistolary Tale.
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As Collin once the fair Dorinda kissed
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p.35
Poem Title:
The Salute.
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Tom Ramble a rake of true catholic hope
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pp.35-38
Poem Title:
The Rake and Friar: a Tale.
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Ye maids whom nature meant for mother
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pp.38-40
Poem Title:
A Batchelor's Address, or Proposal to the Maidens.
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With sobbing voice upon his death bed sick
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p.41
Poem Title:
An Epigram on two spiteful Brothers
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One Sunday at night as a country divine
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pp.42-43
Poem Title:
The Parson
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To purge the anxious mind from spleen
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pp.43-44
Poem Title:
Snuff.
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A farmer been to pay his rent
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pp.44-50
Poem Title:
The Frightened Farmer: a Tale.
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Since youth and age
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pp.50-53
Poem Title:
Whimsical Wealthy's Will
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Once on a time if fame say true
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pp.53-56
Poem Title:
Modern Justice; Or, the Case Altered, a Tale.
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A cannon ball one bloody day
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p.56
Poem Title:
The Mistake.
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It blew an hard storm and in utmost confusion
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p.57
Poem Title:
An Epigram
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Rejoice all ye bucks epicurean blades
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pp.57-59
Poem Title:
On Doctor Cadogan's Treatise on Chronic Diseases
Attribution:
By a Company of Cits
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John ran so long and ran so fast
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p.59
Poem Title:
On a Gentleman who lost his fortune on horse racing.
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Good Mr Gill I can tale nothing ill
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pp.61-62
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The Gentleman, not hearing from the Barber, wrote as follows:
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Good Mr Gill I doubt not your skill
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pp.61
Poem Title:
Sent by a Country Clergyman to his Peruke-Maker at Grantham, Lincolnshire, with his daughters hair.
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Hold let me look ever I adventure
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pp.62-64
Poem Title:
The Poet sallying from his Lodgings to the Park
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Whoever with curious eye has ranged
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pp.65-67
Poem Title:
The Origin of Beaux
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Once a solicitor of high renown
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pp.66-68
Poem Title:
Reynard out-witted: or, the Lawyer caught in his own Trap.
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In Sussex Road as you go down
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pp.68-70
Poem Title:
The Fable of the Dirty Way
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Love by hope is still sustained
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pp.71-73
Poem Title:
The Relaxation of War, Or The Hero's Philosophy, A Poem.
Attribution:
Written By His Majesty The King Of Prussia, During His Residence At Breslaw.
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King of Prussia Frederick II
First Line:
Clarinda proudly trips it over the pier
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pp.73-78
Poem Title:
The Coquette
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A cook the lord knows where he lived
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pp.78-80
Poem Title:
The Cook and his Customer. A Canterbury Tale.
Attribution:
T. S.
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As farmers seeds in plenty sow
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pp.80-84
Poem Title:
The Gentleman and the Rat.
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Whoever for pleasure plans a scheme
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pp.84-86
Poem Title:
The Milk Maid
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A spruce divine who of the gown
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pp.86-88
Poem Title:
A Tale.
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In days dear friend when mother time
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pp.88-94
Poem Title:
An Epistle, Written in the Country to a Friend in the Town.
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In the days of our sires
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pp.94-97
Poem Title:
The Bath Ghost
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For husbands lost poor women cry
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pp.97-100
Poem Title:
The Young Widow
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Do cuckolds wear horns says Thomas to Ned
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p.100
Poem Title:
Epigram
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Every poet it is said
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p.100
Poem Title:
Epigram
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Sylvia in days of yore had been
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pp.101-104
Poem Title:
The Crooked Stick. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr Vicarman
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Mr. Vicarman
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Will asked his wife consent to go
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p.101
Poem Title:
Epigram
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As Sir Toby reeled home with his skin full of wine
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pp.104-105
Poem Title:
Epigram
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Since as the serious preach and the prudent say
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p.104
Poem Title:
Epigram
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Here lies beneath this verdant hill
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pp.105-106
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a Cat Bird-Catcher
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A truce to all wrangling a truce to ill nature
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pp.107-109
Poem Title:
A Card Party
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Two men equipped were on their way
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pp.109-110
Poem Title:
The Thief and the Travellers
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Twas on a lofty vase's side
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pp.111-112
Poem Title:
The Cat drowned in a Tub.
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First Line:
Like many more tis my delight
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pp.112-116
Poem Title:
The Quarrel.
Attribution:
Friendly
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First Line:
To think well to say well
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p.116
Poem Title:
A whimsical Epigram, by an old Gentleman of 83.
Attribution:
R. P.
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On different coast the prayers we find
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pp.117-118
Poem Title:
Prayers and Supplications.
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How each fond parent still pursues
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pp.118-120
Poem Title:
The Chimney-Sweeper.
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Sir | I answer you in verse you see
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pp.121-122
Poem Title:
The Clergyman's Choice of a Wife. Introduction, by way of Apology for the Poetica Licentia.
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Sir | You tell me of a female pair
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pp.122-127
Poem Title:
The Foreign Ecclesiatic's Choice of an English Wife, delineated, in the following Queries.
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Madam | Ten thousand things I want yet none
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pp.128-132
Poem Title:
The Querist's Reply to Miss's Answer.
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Pray who's this man so vastly nice
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p.128
Poem Title:
Miss's Answer to the Queries above.
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Let me see bread and beer tripe and dressing hey day
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p.133
Poem Title:
A Taylor, on a Tavern Bill.
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A lawyer physician and reverend divine
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pp.134-138
Poem Title:
The Disappointed Travellers of Frome: or the three Professions in Tribulation.
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In your lectures gainst drunkenness doctor how is it
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p.139
Poem Title:
Epigram. On a Gentleman who had a Drunken Wife.
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Who follow nature please and my own bride
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p.139
Poem Title:
Epigram.
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A Yorkshire man and ostler still
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p.140
Poem Title:
Epigram
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So little given at chapel's door
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p.140
Poem Title:
Epigram
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I ever shall hold that man untrue
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pp.141-143
Poem Title:
A Tale
Attribution:
P.
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Madam | Two batchelors meeting together today
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pp.144-145
Poem Title:
A Card Compliment to a young Lady.
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Three weeks are expired
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pp.145-148
Poem Title:
The Supplicating Soldier to his compassionate Commanding Officer. Written Extempore. Cash being very low, and at an Alehouse.
Attribution:
M. R.
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Ne gay attire ne marble hall
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pp.148-149
Poem Title:
Father Francis's Prayer to St. Agnes. In Imitation of Chaucer.
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While others idle tales relate
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p[p.149-158
Poem Title:
A Match for the Devil.
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How uneasy is his life
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pp.158-160
Poem Title:
On the Married State.
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I love you for your squinting eyes
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pp.161-162
Poem Title:
An Epistle to a Lady.
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Doctors by travel are improved
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pp.162-163
Poem Title:
Doctor Sea's Harangue.
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When now mature in classic knowledge
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pp.163-167
Poem Title:
The Progress of Discontent.
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Cries Celia to a reverend dean
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p.167
Poem Title:
A Lady to the Rev. Dean Swift.
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By your honour's command
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p.168
Poem Title:
A Sailor on board one of his Majesty's ships of War, being sentenc'd to the Cat-'o-nine-Tails, when he was ty'd ready to be whip, Spoke the following Lines to his Commander, 1747.
Attribution:
A Sailor.
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Skilled in each art that can adorn the fair
Page No:
pp.169-172
Poem Title:
The Modern Fine Lady.
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Corinna pride of Drury Lane
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pp.173-175
Poem Title:
A Beautiful young Nymph going to Bed. Written for the honour of the Fair Sex.
Attribution:
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All folks who pretend to religion and grace
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p.176
Poem Title:
The Place of the Damned
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As clever Tom Clinch while the rabble was bawling
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pp.177-178
Poem Title:
Clever Tom Clinch going to be Hang'd.
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