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Wit a-la-mode; or, Lord Chesterfield's witticisms [T101784] [ecco]

DMI number:
1213
Publication Date:
1778
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T101784
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW124557063
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Bod
Full Title:
WIT A-LA-MODE; | OR, | Lord Chesterfield's | WITTICISMS: | BEING | [i]THE GRAND PANTHEON[/i] | OF | TASTE, SENTIMENT, AND GENIUS. | CONTAINING | An original and brilliant Assemblage of his | LORDSHIP's | [2 columns] Genuine BON MOTS, | Poignant REPARTEES, | Striking REMARKS, [/col 1] | [col 2] Shrewd SAYINGS, | Facetious ANECDOTES, | Lively FLIGHTS, &c. &c. [/col 2] | IN WHICH | The real Dispositions and Manners of many of the | most distinguished Persons in the Circles of Genius | and Politeness are humorously displayed. | TO WHICH IS ADDED | A CHOICE COLLECTION OF | [2 columns] [col 1] EPIGRAMS. | EPITAPHS, | SONGS, | CONUNDRUMS, [/col 1] | [col 2] RIDDILES, | REBUSES, | STORIES, | JESTS, &c. &c. | And authentic Memoirs of his LORDSHIP. | The whole forming the most compleat Fund of Wit | and Humour extant. | [rule] | LONDON: | Sold by R. NEWPORT, and A. MALLARD. | MDCCLXXVIII.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of comic verse and Collection including prose
Format:
Duodecimo
Bibliographic details:
Frontispiece.
Comments:
Contents: Prose pp. [7]-72; prose inscription p. 73; prose riddles pp. 83-85, 85-88.
Other matter:
Prefatory matter: Prose 'Memoirs of Lord Chesterfield' pp. [iii]-vi.
Related People
Author:
A Mallard
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Sold by:
R. Newport
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
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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
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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
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pp.77-78
Poem Title:
Song.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Accept a miracle instead of wit
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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
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p.78
Poem Title:
Song.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
As nature Hervey's clay was blending
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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
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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
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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 and which has been proved in the Deanry Court of York.
Attribution:
W. Hickington.
Attributed To:
William Hickington
First Line:
Whether sailor or not for a moment avast
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pp.80-81
Poem Title:
Epitaph. On an honest Sailor.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Whilst others sing in plaintive strain
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pp.81-82
Poem Title:
Lovely Polly.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Like Alexander Celia spends her power
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p.82
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Man's a poor deluded bubble
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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
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p.83
Poem Title:
An Aenigma.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
First Line:
Arrah my honey my dear and my jewel
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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
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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