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The curiosity: or, gentleman and lady's library ... Second edition much improved [T116638] [ECCO]

DMI number:
624
Publication Date:
1739
ESTC number:
T116638
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW111663230
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Bod
Full Title:
THE | CURIOSITY: | OR, | GENTLEMAN and LADY'S | LIBRARY. | CONTAINING, | [2 columns] [column 1] I. A Dissertation on [i]Poetry[/i], [i]Mu- | sic, Dancing, Balls, Assemblies, | Masquerades, Polite Conversa- | tion, Italian Strollers, [/i]&c. | II. A Dramatic Dialogue Song, | Written and Performed for the | Entertainment of His Royal | Highness the Prince of [i]Wales[/i]. | III. Forlorn Hope; or, the Old | Maid's Sighs: In Imitation of | [i]Sternbold[/i] and [i]Hopkins[/i]. | IV. The Assembly; Or, [i]York[/i] | Beauties. | V. An Essay on Ridicule, and the | Means to avoid it. Imitated | from [i]Horace[/i]. | VI. The Progress of a Female | Rake. An Epistle from Liber- | tina to Silvia; in which is con- | tain'd the A-la-mode System. | VII. The Accomplish'd Rake. | VIII. The Woman of Taste; or, | The Yorkshire Lady. A Bal- | lad Opera. | [second column] IX. A new and accurate Transla- | tion of Basia, or the Pleasures | of Kissing. | X. Remarks on the Farce call'd, | [i]The Honest Yorkshire Man[/i]. | XI. The Reform'd Rake. An | Epistle from Townly to Ra- | kish. Wrote in Honour of the | Fair Sex. | XII. Verses on a young Student at | Cambridge on his cutting the | Ears of a Setting Dog belonging | to Dr. B-- of T---y College. | XIII Some Memoirs of the Secret History of Sig. Farinelli. | XIV. Mac Dermot, or the Irish | Fortune-hunter. A Satyr in | Six Canto's. | XV. The Parson's Daughter. A | Tale for the Use of pretty Girls | with small Fortunes. | XVI. The Lady's Tutor; or In- | structions for making Hexame- | ter and Pentameter Verses. | [end columns] [rule] | The SECOND EDITION much Improved. | [rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] | Printed for [i]James Hodges[/i], at the Looking-Glass, on [i]Lon- | don-Bridge[/i]. 1739. Price bound 2 [i]s[/i]. 6[i]d[/i].
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Duodecimo
Price:
2s. 6d.
Bibliographic details:
p.190 mispaginated as p.690.
Comments:
MISCELLANY GENRE: Collection of erotic verse CONTENTS: Dedication 'to the Ladies of York' (2pp., unsigned); prose pp.[3]-18; prose pp.30-34; opera libretto for 'The Woman of Taste' pp.[63]-112; prose pp.128-131; prose pp.138-145; prose pp.[191]-201; list of books printed (3pp.). COMMENTS: "Anonymous. By Joseph Dormon. In prose and verse. Contains the text of ’The woman of taste’ first published as ’The female rake’ in 1735, together with other poems not by Dorman. With a final advertisement leaf. Cp. Foxon p.194. LEu, Yc and O (Douce cc.155) report a plate" (ESTC). A significant amount of verse is added to this second edn, driving the balance from prose and drama to poetry.
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Publisher:
James Hodges
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Author:
Joseph Dorman [Dormon]
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
'By Joseph Dormon' ESTC
Content/Publication
First Line:
Stay dearest maiden fair
Page No:
pp.19-22
Poem Title:
A Dramatic Dialogue Song, Wrote for the Entertainment of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Tune: Round Ear'd Cap, &c.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Much vexed in mind did Sylvia say
Page No:
pp.22-25
Poem Title:
Forlorn Hope: Or, Old Maid's Sighs. In Imitation of Sternhold and Hopkins.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Let other poets prostitute their muse
Page No:
pp.25-29
Poem Title:
The Assembly: Or, York Beauties.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
While you my dear with philosophic eyes
Page No:
pp.35-47
Poem Title:
The Progress of a Female Rake. An Epistle from Libertina to Sylvia. In which is contain'd, The A-la-mode System.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In vain dear Jack dost thou employ thy youth
Page No:
pp.48-62
Poem Title:
The Accomplish'd Rake.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Chloe the vainest ficklest thing in life
Page No:
p.113
Poem Title:
The Perplex'd Coquet.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Venus when in the sweet Idalian shade
Page No:
pp.114-115
Poem Title:
Kiss I.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Just as the young enamoured vine
Page No:
pp.115-117
Poem Title:
Kiss II.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I cried one tender kiss sweet blooming maid
Page No:
p.117
Poem Title:
Kiss III.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tis not kisses thy fond lips diffuse
Page No:
pp.117-118
Poem Title:
Kiss IV.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
You when profuse of heavenly charms
Page No:
p.119
Poem Title:
Kiss V.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Kisses two thousand in exchange of hearts
Page No:
pp.120-121
Poem Title:
Kiss VI.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Kisses in raptures uncontrolled
Page No:
pp.121-123
Poem Title:
Kiss VII.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
With what folly ill-betrayed
Page No:
pp.123-124
Poem Title:
Kiss VIII.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Kiss me not still nor be still smiling
Page No:
pp.125-126
Poem Title:
Kiss IX.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Certain no kiss one certain way repeat
Page No:
pp.126-127
Poem Title:
Kiss X.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Lycinna scorns my kisses they are chaste
Page No:
p.127
Poem Title:
On Kissing.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
To you Tom Rakish Townly sends these lines
Page No:
pp.132-133
Poem Title:
The Reform'd Rake. An Epistle from Townly to Rakish. Wrote for the Honour of the Fair Sex.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Sir | I've a pupil well draw near
Page No:
pp.134-136
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Since by his majesty's permission
Page No:
pp.136-137
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
by a Student [of Cambridge]
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Of all the youths whom Munster's fruitful soil
Page No:
pp.[148]-181
Poem Title:
Mac-Dermot.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Chloe a country vicar's daughter
Page No:
pp.182-189
Poem Title:
The Parson's Daughter. A Tale. For the Use of pretty Girls with small Fortunes.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
From hence let females learn to shun
Page No:
p.690 [i.e. p.190]
Poem Title:
Moral.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed