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The new theatre of fun [T116718] [ecco]

DMI number:
1367
Publication Date:
1778
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T116718
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW125448939
Shelfmark:
ECCO - BOD
Full Title:
THE NEW | THEATRE of FUN; | OR, THE | [i]MODERN ARISTOPHANES[/i] | IN HIGH GLEE. | BEING A | GENUINE COLLECTION OF | The JESTS, GIBES, WITTICISMS, BON-MOTS, PUNS, | REPARTEES, ANECDOTES, REMARKS, and | singular JOKES of | SAMUEL FOOTE, Esq; | INCLUDING ALSO THOSE OG | LORD LYTTLEYON, | Mess. GARRICK and CHURCHILL, Dr. GOLDSMITH, | Miss CATLEY, and other noted Personages. | Forming a high-seasoned, through impotent, OLION, | Of greater variety than ever was before presented to the public. | IN WHICH IS INCLUDED | The humerous JEUX-D'ESPRIT of the most celebrat- | ed LADIES both in the Theatre and at Court. | THE WHOLE CONCLUDING | [i]WITH A RICH VARIETY[/i] | Of smart [i]Conundrums[/i], diverting [i]Rebusses[/i], merry [i]Songs[/i], | humorous [i]Stories[/i], entertaining [i]Tales[/i], curious [i]AEnigmas[/i], singular [i]Epitaphs[/i], witty | [i]Epigrams, &c. &c. [/i] | Calculated for the entertainement of those who are | desirous to shine in polite company, and make | themselves agreeable to all around them. | [rule] | [e[igraph] | [double rule] | LONDON: | Sold by R. DURFEY, and J. CURDELL. | MDCCLXXVIII.
Epigraph:
ALL THE WORLD's A STAGE. SHAKESPEAR.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of comic verse and Collection including prose
Format:
Duodecimo
Bibliographic details:
Frontispiece.
Comments:
QUERY: arguably this is more of a jestbook than a miscellany - i.e. it has valuable stuff, but we're missing out a lot of other jestbooks. Contents: prose pp. [3]-72; prose epitaph pp. 73-74; prose riddles pp. 83-88.
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Sold by:
J. Curdell
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Sold by:
R. Durfey
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Content/Publication
First Line:
Bright as the gems the wealthy orients boast
Page No:
p.74
Poem Title:
Epitaph upon a very Lovely Boy.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tell me Dorinda why so gay
Page No:
pp.74-75
Poem Title:
On the Countess of Dorchester, Mistress to King James the Second. Written in 1680.
Attribution:
By the Earl of Dorset.
Attributed To:
Charles Sackville
First Line:
The golden hair that D--y wears
Page No:
p.74
Poem Title:
On a lady who wore False Hair.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Once on a time an honest clown
Page No:
pp.75-76
Poem Title:
The Old Man, his Son, and his Ass.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I'm a hearty good fellow a ruby nosed sot
Page No:
pp.77-78
Poem Title:
Song.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Accept a miracle instead of wit
Page No:
p.78
Poem Title:
Written Extempore ... upon a Pane of Glass, with the Earl of Chesterfield's Pencil.
Attribution:
by Mr. Pope
Attributed To:
Alexander Pope
First Line:
Rail no more ye learned asses
Page No:
p.78
Poem Title:
Song.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As nature Hervey's clay was blending
Page No:
p.79
Poem Title:
On the late Lord Hervey.
Attribution:
By Lord Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
John run so long and run so fast
Page No:
p.79
Poem Title:
On a Gentleman who expended his Fortune in Horse-Racing.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
With Sylvia said a noble lord
Page No:
p.79
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
By Lord Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
This is my last will | I insist on it still
Page No:
p.80
Poem Title:
The following is the singular will of Mr. William Hickington, lately deceased adn which has been proved in the Deanery-Court of York.
Attribution:
W. Hickington.
Attributed To:
William Hickington
First Line:
Whether sailor or not for a moment avast
Page No:
pp.80-81
Poem Title:
Epitaph. On an honest Sailor.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Whilst others sing in plaintive strain
Page No:
pp.81-82
Poem Title:
Lovely Polly.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Like Alexander Celia spends her power
Page No:
p.82
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Man's a poor deluded bubble
Page No:
p.82
Poem Title:
On Man.
Attribution:
By Lord Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
Nature's chief gifts unequally are carved
Page No:
pp.82-83
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The things which heaven for blessings meant
Page No:
p.83
Poem Title:
Solution of the above Aenigma
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Two things that heaven for blessings meant
Page No:
p.83
Poem Title:
An Aenigma
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Arrah my honey my dear and my jewel
Page No:
p.85
Poem Title:
An Irish Love-Letter.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
This world is the best that we live in
Page No:
p.88
Poem Title:
The World.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
By my assistance merchants speak
Page No:
p.89
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I'm never very large in size
Page No:
p.89
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
My face resembles all mankind
Page No:
p.89
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The sun shines clear serene the golden sky
Page No:
pp.89-90
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Though very strange tis very true
Page No:
p.89
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
You I love nor think I joke
Page No:
p.90
Poem Title:
A Declaration of Love.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A furious beast whose voice with terror reigns
Page No:
p.91
Poem Title:
Rebusses. I.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Add to the greatest and the best of men
Page No:
p.91
Poem Title:
III.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Chloe now married looks on man no more
Page No:
p.91
Poem Title:
Chloe's Continence.
Attribution:
By Mr. Walsh.
Attributed To:
William Walsh
First Line:
The letter oftenest in these lines repeat
Page No:
p.91
Poem Title:
II.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
You beat your pate and fancy wit will come
Page No:
p.91
Poem Title:
The Numscull.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Christ took the manhood the best of men became
Page No:
p.92
Poem Title:
III.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Stay passenger and though within
Page No:
pp.92-93
Poem Title:
The following lines are on a small Cottage, in the rustic taste, built by the late -- Powes, Esq; on a Grove by the river Severn, about a mile from Little Walcot, in the County of Salop.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The lion fierce whose voice with terror reigns
Page No:
p.92
Poem Title:
Solutions of the Rebusses. I.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Your rebus my dear friend I've perused
Page No:
p.92
Poem Title:
II.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Not born not dead not christened not begot
Page No:
p.93
Poem Title:
An Epitaph in a country Church-yard.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Two boys at Christmas dinner placed
Page No:
pp.93-94
Poem Title:
Plumb-Pudding. A Fable.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As Alexander all the world subdued
Page No:
pp.95-96
Poem Title:
Alexander the Great.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tom Trotter last christmas most bitterly swore
Page No:
p.95
Poem Title:
The Wager.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Sweet object of the zephyr's kiss
Page No:
p.96
Poem Title:
The Withering Rose.
Attribution:
The last Piece written by the late ingenious and lamented Mr. John Cunningham.
Attributed To:
John Cunningham