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The Theatre of Wit [ESTC T116740] [ECCO]

DMI number:
759
Publication Date:
1746
Volume Number:
None of 1
ESTC number:
T116740
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW113601873
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Bod
Full Title:
FULL TITLE: THE | [i]Theatre of Wit,[/i] | [i]OR A[/i] | [g]Banquet[/g] of the [g]Muses.[/g] | [i]A COLLECTION | Of choice & Entertaining Pieces[/i] | in Verse and Prose. | [i]Selected from the most eminent Authors.[/i] | Embellish’d w.th one Hundred Copper-plate Cuts, | [i]Applicable to their respective Subjects.[/i] | [rule] | [epigraph] | [rule] | LONDON.| [i]Printed for Iacob: Bickerstaff, & Sold by I. Wakelin - | in Little Bretain, & all ye Booksellers in Town & Country [/i] | MDCCXLVI.
Epigraph:
[i]Things in deep Sense we may in Prose unfold, | But they move more in lofty Numbers told.[/i] Waller.
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Quarto
Pagination:
1-49
Bibliographic details:
The titlepage is engraved. On leaf 49: "The end of the first part". The top third of each half is an engraving; text is printed below in two columns.
Comments:
Contents: prose pp. 15-17, 21, 24-25, 28-29, 36-37,
Related Miscellanies
Title:
A banquet of the muses: or, the miscellany of miscellanies. [T116738]
Publication Date:
1746
ESTC No:
T116738
Volume:
1 of 1
Relationship:
Another Edition of
Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
Jacob Bickerstaff
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Sold by:
J. Wakelin
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Content/Publication
First Line:
It must be so Plato thou reasonst well
Page No:
p.1
Poem Title:
The Soliloquy Of Cato
Attribution:
Wrote by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
How shall I now the nine invoke
Page No:
pp.2-4
Poem Title:
The Broken Mug. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Dean Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
As John the sailor and his lass
Page No:
p.4
Poem Title:
The Kiss Return'd
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Young Slouch the farmer had a jolly wife
Page No:
p.5
Poem Title:
The Old Cheese, Or, Slouch's Request.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Beneath the shadow of a beaver hat
Page No:
pp.6-7
Poem Title:
The Espousal. A Dialogue.
Attribution:
By Mr. Gay
Attributed To:
John Gay
First Line:
Interred beneath this marble stone
Page No:
p.8
Poem Title:
An Epitaph on a Careless Couple
Attribution:
Epigraph: Stet quicunque volet potens | Aulae culmine lubrico, &c. Senec.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Friar Paul in his cell made his exit of late
Page No:
p.9
Poem Title:
The Disappointed Friar
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Now frowning winter knits his awful brow
Page No:
p.9
Poem Title:
Winter. A Poem.
Attribution:
By Mr. Philips.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
One of the contradicting sex
Page No:
p.10
Poem Title:
The Dispute Ended, Or, Contradiction Rewarded. A Fable.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Young Strephon working hard all day
Page No:
p.10
Poem Title:
The Double Entendre. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Freeman and Wild two hot young gallants
Page No:
p.11
Poem Title:
The two Friends, a Tale, from de la Fontain.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Sir Fopling crossed in love and stripped at play
Page No:
p.11
Poem Title:
The Freethinker converted.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A poor man once a judge besought
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
Law a bottomless Pit, or, the Folly of feeing Counsel. Where Two claim the same Right. An Epigram.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Deaf giddy helpless left alone
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
An Epigram Said to be written by D. Swift, on his own Deafness
Attribution:
Said to be written by D. Swift
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
Now hardly here and there an hackney coach
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
A humourous Descrption [sic.] of a Morning in London.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Richard over the green grown old and very poor
Page No:
p.12
Poem Title:
Resignation a Virtue
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
O gentle muse my artless theme inspire
Page No:
p.13
Poem Title:
The Tea-Table. Imitated from Dean Swift.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Miss Danae when fair and young
Page No:
pp.14-15
Poem Title:
The English Padlock. An Address to the Ladies.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Fortune makes wretched human things her sport
Page No:
p.17
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tom Ramble a rake of true catholic hope
Page No:
p.18
Poem Title:
The Penitent Rake. A Tale.
Attribution:
By a Gentleman of Oxford
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Two country louts tired of a single life
Page No:
p.19
Poem Title:
The Skillet: Or, Beauty is the best Prize
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Curse on all cowards say I why bless my eyes
Page No:
p.20
Poem Title:
The Female Volunteer. An Epilogue, Design'd to be spoken by Mrs. Woffington, in the Character of a Volunteer.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When at our house the servants brawl
Page No:
p.21
Poem Title:
A Simile.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I tell thee Dick where I have been
Page No:
pp.22-23
Poem Title:
The City Wedding
Attribution:
By Sir John Suckling
Attributed To:
Sir John Suckling
First Line:
By birth I'm a slave yet can give you a crown
Page No:
p.25
Poem Title:
Aenigma.
Attribution:
By Mr. Prior.
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
One day an honest farmer went
Page No:
pp.26-27
Poem Title:
The Farmer and the Monkey. A Tale.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Celia and I the other day
Page No:
p.28
Poem Title:
A Simile For The Ladies
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In ancient times as story tells
Page No:
pp.30-32
Poem Title:
The Two Hermets Progress; or, The Metamorphes of Baucis, and Philemon.
Attribution:
By D. Swift
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
As Chloe came into the room the other day
Page No:
p.32
Poem Title:
A Receipt to appease an Angry Husband. To the Ladies.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Ten months after Florimel happened to wed
Page No:
p.32
Poem Title:
Advice to Married Men.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Now the keen rigour of the winter's over
Page No:
p.33
Poem Title:
Corydon And Phillis. A Town Eclogue.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Damon I am come alone
Page No:
p.34
Poem Title:
A Dialogue between Celia and Damon.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Tremendous louse who can withstand thy power
Page No:
p.35
Poem Title:
A Comical Panegyrick on that familar Animal, by the Vulgar call'd a Louse.
Attribution:
By Mr. Tho. Brown.
Attributed To:
Thomas Brown
First Line:
The husband is the pilot the wife is the ocean
Page No:
p.36
Poem Title:
A Satire on Marriage.
Attribution:
By Mr. Tho. Brown.
Attributed To:
Thomas Brown
First Line:
While from the skies the ruddy sun descends
Page No:
p.38
Poem Title:
Love and Friendship; A Pastoral.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
I strolled one day into a room
Page No:
pp.39-40
Poem Title:
A Description of a College Room, in Imitation of the Ladies Dressing Room
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
When real blessings are to men denied
Page No:
p.39
Poem Title:
The Poets Wish.
Attribution:
By a Gentleman of Oxford.
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Twas one may morning when the clouds undrawn
Page No:
p.41
Poem Title:
The Wedding-Day: Or, The Happy Couple.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A priest there was who with a silver sound
Page No:
p.42
Poem Title:
Deceit Discovered; Or, To Say and Do are Two Things
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As on a bank where violets blow
Page No:
p.43
Poem Title:
To Melissa.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
While I remain the darling of your heart
Page No:
p.43
Poem Title:
A Dialogue between Horatio and Lydia.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
In days of yore when beasts could prate
Page No:
p.44
Poem Title:
The Parallel; Or, Briton's Alarm: A Fable from Aesop. Apply'd to the most factious People of this Nation.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
A set of phrases learnt by rote
Page No:
p.45
Poem Title:
The Furniture of a Woman's Mind.
Attribution:
Written by Dr. Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
First Line:
Fair spring assumes again her early sway
Page No:
pp.46-49
Poem Title:
A Description of the Spring. With the various Employments and Pleasures of a Country Life.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
The advancing summer now demands my lay
Page No:
pp.48-49
Poem Title:
Summer.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed