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The spouter's companion [N23487]

DMI number:
1250
Publication Date:
1770
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
N23487
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW112792985
Shelfmark:
Bod Harding E 219 (1)
Full Title:
THE | Spouter's Companion; | OR, | THEATRICAL REMEMBRANCER. | CONTAINING | A Select Collection of the most esteemed | PROLOGUES and EPILOGUES, | WHICH HAVE BEEN SPOKEN | By the most celebrated Performers of both Sexes. | TOGETHER WITH | VARIETY of CURIOUS ORIGINALS, | Written on Purpose for this WORK. | AMONG WHICH ARE | Several PROLOGUES and EPILOGUES, | To be spoken in the Characers of | BLOODS, BUCKS, CHOICE SPIRITS, | FRIBBLES, BRAVOS, &c. | TOGETHER WITH | A NEW PROLOGUE on EPILOGUES, | AND | An EPILOGUE on PROLOGUES. | To which is added, | THE SPOUTER's MEDLEY; | Containing select Parts of the most celebrated Comedies and | Tragedies, contrasted in such a Manner as to render their | Assemblage extremely diverting to the Readers, Speakers, | and Hearers. | [rule] | [epigraph] | [double rule] | LONDON: | Printed for J. COOKE, at [i]Shakespear's Head, Pater-noster Row:[/i] | And sold by Mr. LEWIS, [i]Great Russel Street, Covent-Garden[/i]; | R. MARRINER, in [i]Compton Street, Soho[/i]; and | T. SHEPHERD, No. 147, in the [i]Minories[/i]. | (Price One Shilling)
Epigraph:
[i]Ye lovers of Thespis, a table is spread, | To feast you in taste at the Fam'd[/i] Shakespeare's Head: | [i]Then come and regale on our high-season'd book, | Dish'd out and served up by your Caterer[/i], COOKE. | [i]Here's Humour and Wit ready dress'd for your ease, | So chuse as ye fancy, and spout as ye please.[/i]
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection including drama
Format:
Duodecimo
Price:
1 s
Pagination:
[4], [1]-104 pp.
Bibliographic details:
Frontispiece ('Mr. Garrick in ye Character of a Drunken Sailor') present in ECCO copy (based on Harvard Houghton copy) but missing from Bod Harding E 219 (1).
Comments:
Date: suggested by ESTC. Duplicate poem: poem id 31744 appears twice in this miscellany, pp. 30-31 + 58-59 Prose items pp. 94-8.
Other matter:
Prefatory matter: Contents [2pp.]
Related Miscellanies
Title:
The Spouter's Companion [T114672]
Publication Date:
1770
ESTC No:
T114672
Volume:
1 of 1
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Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
John Cooke
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Sold by:
Mr Lewis
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Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Sold by:
R. Marriner
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Absolute (100%)
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Sold by:
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Content/Publication
First Line:
Since life in miniature in plays we see
Page No:
pp.1-3
Poem Title:
The Playhouse Display'd.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I've fought the champions of the earth all round
Page No:
pp.3-4
Poem Title:
Prologue, Spoken in the Character of a Bully.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Oh hartshorn hartshorn hartshorn or I faint
Page No:
pp.4-5
Poem Title:
A Prologue. In the Character of a Fribble.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
To pass the time before the curtain draws
Page No:
pp.6-7
Poem Title:
A Prologue, Spoken in the Character of a Choice-Spirit.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Says one to me at Marjoram's last night
Page No:
pp.7-8
Poem Title:
A Prologue, Spoken in the Character of a Blood.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Behold me in the usual prologue dress
Page No:
pp.8-9
Poem Title:
A Prologue upon Epilogues. Spoken at a private Benefit. Enter in a Black Coat closely buttoned.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Well somebody I see at last is come
Page No:
pp.10-11
Poem Title:
An Epilogue, In the Character of Somebody, with a malicious design against Nobody.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
By custom's sanction long have prologues stood
Page No:
pp.11-12
Poem Title:
Prologue.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
On heads faces and so forth you've now heard the lecture
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
Epilogue, After delivering the Lecture on Heads to a select Company of Friends.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Well if thou art my boy a little mellow
Page No:
pp.13-14
Poem Title:
Prologue To Britannia, a Masque. Spoken by Mr. Garrick, In the Character of a Sailor, fuddled and talking to himself. He enters, singing.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Near the mad mansions of Moorfields I'll bawl
Page No:
pp.14-15
Poem Title:
Mr. Foote, In the Character of Dr. Squintum.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Severe their task who in this critic age
Page No:
pp.16-17
Poem Title:
Prologue to the Author.
Attribution:
Written and spoken by Mr. Foote.
Attributed To:
Samuel Foote
First Line:
Behold the prodigal returned quite tame
Page No:
pp.17-18
Poem Title:
Prologue...On his first Appearance at Covent-Garden Theatre, October 6, 1762, in the Character of Marplot, after having been Manager in Dublin Four Years.
Attribution:
Written and Spoken by Mr. Woodward
Attributed To:
Henry Woodward
First Line:
Measter measter | Is not my measter here among you pray
Page No:
pp.19-21
Poem Title:
Prologue to Barbarossa.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick, And Spoken by him in the Character of a Country Boy.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
Pshaw damn your epilogue and hold your tongue
Page No:
pp.21-22
Poem Title:
Epilogue to Barbarossa...Spoken by Mr. Woodward, In the Character of a fine Gentleman.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
Tis strange excuse my gravity tis passing strange
Page No:
pp.23-24
Poem Title:
Mr. Woodward's Prologue, To the Play of Every Man in his Humour. (Performed March 15, 1763, for his Benefit at Covent-Garden.)
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Prologues precede the piece in mournful verse
Page No:
pp.24-25
Poem Title:
Prologue to the Apprentice. As Spoken by Mr. Woodward.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A very pretty bill as I'm alive
Page No:
pp.26-27
Poem Title:
The Epilogue. Spoken by Mrs. Clive. Enters reading the Play-Bill.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Since my good friends though late are pleased at last
Page No:
pp.27-28
Poem Title:
Mr. Garrick's Address to the Town. In the Character of the Busy Body.
Attribution:
Mr. Garrick's
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Before this court I Peter Puff appear
Page No:
pp.29-30
Poem Title:
Prologue To Taste, A Comedy.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick. And Spoken by him in the Character of an Auctioneer.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
The jealous wife a comedy poor man
Page No:
pp.30-31
Poem Title:
Prologue to the Jealous Wife...Spoken by Mr. Garrick.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Lloyd.
Attributed To:
Robert Lloyd
First Line:
With doubt joy apprehension almost dumb
Page No:
pp.32-33
Poem Title:
Prologue, Spoke to Much Ado About Nothing, Acted by Command of his Majesty, By Mr. Garrick. Being his first appearance on the Stage, after his Return from Italy.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Some strange caprice forever rules the stage
Page No:
pp.33-34
Poem Title:
Prologue to the Citizen, A Farce...Spoken by Mr. O'Brien.
Attribution:
By A. Murphy, Esq;
Attributed To:
Arthur Murphy
First Line:
Oh George George George it is such rakes as you
Page No:
pp.35-36
Poem Title:
Epilogue to the Citizen. Spoken by Mr. Shuter and Mr. Woodward, in the Characters of Old Philpot and Young Philpot.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Too long has farce neglecting nature's laws
Page No:
p.37
Poem Title:
Prologue to Miss in her Teens.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Good folks I'm come at my young lady's bidding
Page No:
pp.38-39
Poem Title:
Epilogue. Spoken by Mrs. Pritchard.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Poets and painters who from nature draw
Page No:
pp.39-40
Poem Title:
Prologue. To The Clandestine Marriage.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
When first the haughty critic's dreadful rage
Page No:
pp.40-41
Poem Title:
Prologue, To the Way to Keep Him. Spoken by Mr. Holland.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
That I'm a lying rogue you all agree
Page No:
pp.41-43
Poem Title:
Epilogue To The Lying Valet. Spoken by Mr. Garrick.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
All all shall out all that I know and feel
Page No:
pp.43-44
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Desert Island....In the Character of a Drunken Poet.
Attribution:
Written and Spoken by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
To warn the sons of freedom to be wise
Page No:
pp.45-46
Poem Title:
Prologue to Athelstan. Spoken by Mr. Holland, in the Character of the Genius of Britain.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Pressed by the load of life the weary mind
Page No:
pp.46-47
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Good Natured Man
Attribution:
Written by Dr. Johnson.
Attributed To:
Samuel Johnson
First Line:
I'm vexed quite vexed and you'll be vexed that's worse
Page No:
pp.47-48
Poem Title:
Prologue to False Delicacy.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
When with the comic muse a bard hath dealing
Page No:
pp.48-50
Poem Title:
Epilogue...Spoken by Mrs. Dancer.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
This night we add some heroes to our store
Page No:
pp.50-51
Poem Title:
Prologue to the Taylors. Spoken by Mr. Foote.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Fresh from the schools behold an Oxford smart
Page No:
pp.51-52
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Oxonian In Town.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Of old when Greece in a declining age
Page No:
pp.53-54
Poem Title:
Prologue to Zenobia. Spoken by Mr. Holland.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Success makes people vain the maxim's true
Page No:
pp.54-55
Poem Title:
Prologue To The School For Lovers. Spoken by Mr. Garrick.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The many various objects that amuse
Page No:
pp.55-57
Poem Title:
Prologue. Spoken by Mr. Foote.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When first in falling Greece's evil hour
Page No:
pp.57-58
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Upholsterer. Spoken by Mr. Mossop.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Ladies I've had a squabble with the poet
Page No:
pp.60-61
Poem Title:
Epilogue. Spoken by Mrs. Clive.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tonight be it known to box galleries and pit
Page No:
pp.61-62
Poem Title:
Prologue To All In The Wrong.
Attribution:
Written and Spoken by Mr. Foote.
Attributed To:
Samuel Foote
First Line:
Since Garrick's first appearance on the stage
Page No:
pp.62-63
Poem Title:
An Occasional Prologue. Spoken at the Spouting-Club.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Welcome once more kind friends to this our inn
Page No:
pp.63-64
Poem Title:
A Prologue, On the Opening of the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden.
Attribution:
Written and Spoken by Mr. Smith.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
An ancient sage when death approached his bed
Page No:
pp.65-66
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Reprisal.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Havard.
Attributed To:
William Havard [Harvard or Haverd]
First Line:
Aye now I can with pleasure look around
Page No:
pp.66-67
Poem Title:
Epilogue To The Reprisal. Spoken by Miss Macklin.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
News news good folks rare news and you shall know it
Page No:
pp.67-69
Poem Title:
Epilogue To The Earl of Essex. Spoken by Mrs. Cibber.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Bold is the man who in this nicer age
Page No:
pp.69-70
Poem Title:
Prologue To Tancred and Sigismunda.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Through five long acts I've wore my sighing face
Page No:
pp.70-71
Poem Title:
Epilogue. Spoken by Mrs. Yates.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Well ladies so much for the tragic style
Page No:
pp.71-73
Poem Title:
Epilogue to Cleone.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Shenstone.
Attributed To:
William Shenstone
First Line:
A skilful cook this useful art will boast
Page No:
pp.73-74
Poem Title:
Prologue To Daphne and Amyntor.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Prologues like cards of compliments we find
Page No:
pp.74-75
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Lame Lover.
Attribution:
Written and Spoken by Mr. Gentleman.
Attributed To:
Francis Gentleman
First Line:
I speak an epilogue masters old and lame
Page No:
pp.76-77
Poem Title:
Epilogue, Spoken at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, for the Benefit of the New General Lying-in Hospital, in Store-Street, Tottenham-Court-Road, by Mr. Shuter, in the Character of Matron of the Hospital.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Here comes Tom Thumb a fairy when you view her
Page No:
p.77
Poem Title:
Prologue, Spoken by Miss Rose before his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, previous to her appearing in the Character of Tom Thumb.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A young adventurer in the tragic art
Page No:
p.78
Poem Title:
Epilogue.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Various the shifts of authors nowadays
Page No:
pp.78-79
Poem Title:
Prologue To the new Comedy of the Brothers, Spoken by Mr. Smith.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Your servants kind masters from bottom to top
Page No:
pp.80-81
Poem Title:
Prologue To Dr. Last in his Chariot.
Attribution:
Written by D. Garrick, Esq; and spoken by Mr. Foote.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Ladies and gentlemen they've sent me out
Page No:
pp.82-83
Poem Title:
Epilogue. Written by the Author of the Comedy, and spoken by a little Girl of four years and a half old.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
An epilogue methinks I heard you cry
Page No:
pp.83-84
Poem Title:
An Epilogue Upon Prologues.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Before the breast factitious feelings knew
Page No:
pp.84-85
Poem Title:
Prologue Spoken by Mr. T. Smith at a private Benefit.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Let me see have I the prologue ay or no
Page No:
pp.85-86
Poem Title:
A Prologue on Prologues, Intended to have been spoken on a particular occasion.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
From London your honours to Stratford I'm come
Page No:
pp.86-87
Poem Title:
Prologue To The Jubilee. Spoken in the Character of a Waiter.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
An old trite proverb let me quote
Page No:
pp.88-89
Poem Title:
Prologue upon Prologues...Spoken by Mr. King.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Garrick.
Attributed To:
David Garrick
First Line:
What horrors fill the tragic poet's brain
Page No:
pp.89-90
Poem Title:
Epilogue.
Attribution:
Written by Mr. Colman.
Attributed To:
George Colman
First Line:
Ye social friends of claret and of wit
Page No:
pp.91-92
Poem Title:
The Picture of a Play-House; Or, Bucks Have At Ye All.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When bards first strolled through famous Greece
Page No:
pp.92-94
Poem Title:
The Feast: Or, Thespis's Advice to his Brother Poets and Actors.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O ho there ye are before one word I utter
Page No:
p.98-99
Poem Title:
Prologue To It's Well It's No Worse. Captain O'Cutter enters crossing the stage, but upon seeing the audience, stops, and thus addresses them.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Plato it must be so thou reasonest well
Page No:
pp.100-104
Poem Title:
Spouter's Medley.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed