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Essays serious and comical [N9452]

DMI number:
170
Publication Date:
1707
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
N9452
EEBO/ECCO link:
n/a
Shelfmark:
BOD Harding M 59
Full Title:
ESSAYS | SERIOUS and COMICAL. | | [i]VIZ.[/i] | [two braced columns] [column one] On the Readers of this Book. | --- The Art of Pleasing in Wo- | men. | ---The Play-houses. | ---The Town. | ---The Universities. | Philosophy not Proof against | Love. [/column one] | [column two] On Politicians and Coffee-hou- |ses. | ---Tea-Tables. | ---Self-Conceit. | ---Travel. | ---Flattery. | ---Swearing and Profane Jesting. | ---The Court. [/column two] | To which are added, | CHARACTERS | Satyrical and Panegyrical, | LETTERS | Amorous and Gallant, | Miscellaneous Poems, | The [i]ENGLISH[/i] | [g]Epigrammatist,[/g] | AND THE | [i]Instructive Library[/i], | Fitted to the Humour of the Age. | [rule] | [g]By a Person of Quality.[/g] | [rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] Printed by [i]R. J.[/i] and Sold by [i]B. Bragg[/i], | At the [i]Raven[/i] in [i]Pater-noster-row.[/i] 1707.
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Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection including prose
Format:
Octavo
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Pagination:
[8], 1-280
Bibliographic details:
BOD Harding M 59 has much of pp. 13-14 torn out; pp. 275-6 is completely missing.
Comments:
Contents: 'By several hands?' (Suarez). Much of the volume is prose. 'Essays serious and comical', pp. 1-73; 'Characters satyrical and panegyrical', pp. 75-106; 'Occasional thoughs and reflections on men and manners' pp. 107-135; 'Letters amorous and gallant' pp. 137-213; 'Miscellaneous poems and translations' pp. 215-236; 'Martial Redivivus: or the English Epigrammatist' pp. 237-254; 'Martial Redivivus: or the English Epigrammatist. Part II' pp. 255-267; 'A catalogue of choice and valuable books' pp. 269-280. Query: add new miscellany genre: 'Collection of epigrams'.
Other matter:
Prefatory matter: Contents, (A2r-A4v).
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Title:
Serious and comical essays [T131734] [reissue of N9452]
Publication Date:
1710
ESTC No:
T131734
Volume:
1 of 1
Relationship:
Reissue
Comments:
Related People
Sold by:
Benjamin Bragg
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Absolute (100%)
Comments:
'Printed by R. J. and Sold by B. Bragg, At the Raven in Pater-noster-row.'
Printer:
R. J.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
'Printed by R. J. and Sold by B. Bragg, At the Raven in Pater-noster-row.'
Content/Publication
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Forgive bright charmer since it is decreed
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pp.215-216
Poem Title:
On Sylvia Bathing her self
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Pray tell me Harry tell me true
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pp.216-217
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To a Friend, desiring him to write me Word of his Amours.
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A rich old cuff who had in store
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pp.218-219
Poem Title:
The Cunning Sir: or, the Politick Contrivance.
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The Indian mines some eagerly explore
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pp.220-221
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To a Lady, desiring her to give me her Heart for a New-Years-Gift.
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Soon as the mists began to rise
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pp.222-225
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The Night Adventure: or, the Country Intriegue. Written and sent to a Friend in the City of London.
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Let Lesbia's sparrow be no more the theme
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pp.226-227
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On the Death of a Lady's Monkey
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Vainly do poets sing Astrea fled
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p.227
Poem Title:
On an Infant Sleeping on a Couch.
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At Anna's call the British troops advance
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p.228
Poem Title:
On our Glorious Successes in War under the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Anne.
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If business will my friend permit
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pp.229-230
Poem Title:
To a Friend, desiring his Company to Supper. In Imitation of Catullus Epistle to Fabullus, Lib. I.
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Ah hapless slave didst think thy gold could save
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p.231
Poem Title:
On a Miser, who by his Servants was found Dead in a Chest half full of Gold
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Here lies an infant who could never guess
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p. 231
Poem Title:
On the Death of an Infant. Its Epitaph.
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Avarice we say is such a vice we never
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p.232
Poem Title:
On an Old Gentleman who having long us'd himself to tye his Shooes with Tape, did presently after his Knighthood wear Silver Buckles.
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Women mysterious are and when we take
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pp.232-233
Poem Title:
On Two Young Wenches, who ran stark Naked for a Smock.
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Soon as his worship well had set
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pp.233-236
Poem Title:
The Quack-Doctor's Speech, deliver'd from his Publick Stage in the Market-Place.
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When Anna frowns some dreadful storm is near
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pp.237-238
Poem Title:
Epigram I. On the many Glorious Successes in Queen Anne's Reign.
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If smiles be any sign of your good will
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p.238
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Epigr. IV. On a Young Lady whose Name was Willing.
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To no purpose we talk and in nothing agree
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p.238
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Epigr. III. The Disputants.
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Wonder or wonder not it is all one
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p.238
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Epigr. II. On a Knife-Grinder who died Two Days after he was Married to one Mrs. Stone.
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If mighty Jove's auspicious reign be over
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p.239
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Epigr. V. On the Motto upon Her Majesty's Coronation Medals, viz. Vicem gerit Illa Conantis.
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Tis wondrous strange though true that he should meet
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p.239
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Epigr. VI. On a Taylor who died of a Surfeit he got by Eating of a Goose.
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Well knowing before the true state of her face
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pp.239-240
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Epigr. VII. On a Lady who broke her Glass after she had lookt in it.
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Never fear honest soul your vocation will speed
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p.240
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Epigr. IX. On a Sexton who complain'd of Physicians.
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Tis pity art and nature disagree
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p.240
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Epigr. VIII. On an Ugly Lady who had a Sweet Voice and Skill in Musick.
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Tread gently passenger whoever you are
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p.240
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Epigr. X. Written on a great Scold's Tomb by her Husband.
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I told thee Harry what would be thy lot
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pp.241-242
Poem Title:
Epigr. XIII. On a Butcher who Married a Quaker, who made him a Cuckold.
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The jarring seas a dire commotion have
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p.241
Poem Title:
Epigr. XI. On the Death of Madam Tempest, who dy'd on the Day of the late most Dreadful Storm.
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The sentence over considerate matrons meet
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p.241
Poem Title:
Epigr. XII. On a Jury of Matrons, which was empanell'd to find out if a Woman who was Sentenc'd to Die was quick with Child or not.
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Here lies that once litigious man who never
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p.242
Poem Title:
Epigr. XIV. On the Death of a Lawyer.
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His calling's peace and yet his name sounds war
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p.242
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Epigr. XVI. On a Clergyman whose Name was Battle.
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The differering elements do always jar
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p.242
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Epigr. XV. On a Ladies Misfortune of having her Smock-burnt.
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As when the swan a mournful dirge does sing
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p.243
Poem Title:
Epigr. XVII. On the Two Glorious Battles at Blenheim and Ramillies.
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If virtue in a medium does consist
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p.243
Poem Title:
Epigr. XVIII. On our Saviour on the Cross between Two Thieves.
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Not Ida's top was ever so bright a place
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pp.243-244
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Epigr. XX. Written under a Young Lady's Picture whose Name was Hill.
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Whenever the vicious wife defiles the bed
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p.243
Poem Title:
Epigr. XIX. On Horns.
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Madam you cannot tell how great's my flame
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p.244
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXI. To a Lady.
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Pallas the beauteous goddess armed beheld
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p.244
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXII. On Pallas's his seeing Venus in Armour.
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Here wit and beauty join and who can say
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p.245
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXIV. On the Marrriage of Mr. Congreve to Mrs. Bracegirdle.
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No wonder fairest that each conscious wave
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p.245
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXIII. On a Lady who tho' unskill'd in Swimming, was miraculously sav'd in a Storm at Sea, and carried to Shore.
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What dost thou hug thy self and think to find
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p.245
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXV. To a Miser.
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He wisely gave away all from his heir
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p.246
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXVIII. On Gripe the Usurer.
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Here lies the man whose vicious life did pass
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p.246
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXVII. On a great Drunkard who died of a violent Fever.
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Maurus kills more than all the college can
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p.246
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXVI.
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And why so wondrous pleased I pray I guess
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p.247
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXIX On this Expression of Horace; Quid rides: Mutato Nomine de te Fabula narratur.
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Shed a tear scholars on his tomb since he's gone
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pp.247-248
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXI. On an honest Yorkshire Innkeeper who died at Cambridge.
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Wondrous your art this new play is shewn
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p.247
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXX. On Mr. Farquhar's Ingenious Comedy, called, The Recruiting Officer.
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Proud of your killing eyes and virgin charms
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pp.248-249
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXIII. To a Lady who pretended to be over Modest.
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You mistake sir I think I'm come not too late
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p.248
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXII. On a Miser's inviting a Gentleman to Supper, who said he was come too late; the Gentleman made this Answer.
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I must confess sir you are very fine
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p.249
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXIV. A Lady's Answer to a Fop who Courted her.
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No wonder death we do so often fear
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p.249
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXV. On Death and Marriage.
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What may we not expect great sir from you
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pp.249-250
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXVI. To the Duke of Marlborough.
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Cold nature the refreshing water flies
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p.250
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Epigr. XXXVIII. On seeing a Lady bathe her self at Tunbridge.
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Is't true young lady what I've often heard
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p.250
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXVII. On a Lady who could sleep when she would.
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Liars speak false so often scarce we know
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p.250
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXXIX. On the King of France's Singing Te Deum's for Victories lost.
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Tis strange indeed that you should ignorant be
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p.251
Poem Title:
Epigr. XL. To a Lady who told me that she knew not what Love was.
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Ye sons of rotten leather who in stall
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pp.251-252
Poem Title:
Epigr. XLI. On a Merry Cobler who died as he was Celebrating with his Brethren the Memory of St. Crispin
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For love she could not die she was so fair
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p.252
Poem Title:
Epigr. XLII. On a Lady who 'twas said died for Love.
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It is presumption in you to contend
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p.252
Poem Title:
Epigr. XLIII. On the Duke of Anjou.
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Hold varlet dost thou know on what you dare
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p.253
Poem Title:
Epigr. XLV. On seeing a Blackamoor kiss my Pretty Cousin.
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How great ye swains is Celymene's power
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pp.253-254
Poem Title:
Epigr. XLVI. On Celymene.
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Sometimes you say you love and then again
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p.253
Poem Title:
Epigr. XLIV. To a Lady.
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In arts and arms the Prussian monarch reigns
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pp.255-256
Poem Title:
Epigram I. On the University of Franckfort.
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He's gone tis true who oft did spend his breath
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pp.256-257
Poem Title:
On the Death of the late Famous Auctioneer, Mr. Edward Millington
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When Parma's duke after a twelve-months siege
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p.256
Poem Title:
Epigr. II. On the Keys of Antwerp. To the Duke of Marlborough.
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If lawyers and strumpets do ever repent
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pp.257-258
Poem Title:
Epigr. V. On the Long Vacation.
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On my word you do well since it happens so ill
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p.257
Poem Title:
Epigr. IV. On a Contented Cuckold in Cheapside.
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This laughs the other weeps but ask me why
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p.258
Poem Title:
Epigr. VII. On Democritus and Heraclitus.
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What crowds and what officious throngs we see
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p.258
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Epigr. VI. On the Jubilee at Rome.
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Gripe's a good churchman but he keeps his bed
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p.259
Poem Title:
Epigr. IX. On Gripe the Usurer.
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When beauty's hid and under such a cloud
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p.259
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Epigr. VIII. To a Young Lady in a Nunnery in Brussels.
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Careless one while as little Cupid lay
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p.260
Poem Title:
Epigr. XI. Cupid stung by a Bee.
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I ask you oft what poets you like best
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pp.260-261
Poem Title:
Epigr. XII. To a Critick.
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The honest tinker whips his lecherous trull
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p.260
Poem Title:
Epigr. X. On a Tinker who whipp'd his Wife for Whoredom.
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Once I could sing but now my sickly voice
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p.261
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Epigr. XIII. To a Friend.
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Y'are crooked what then Cupid's bow is so
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p.261
Poem Title:
Epigr. XIV. To a Crooked Lady.
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Y'are handsome I am told in some men's eyes
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p.261
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Epig. XV. To a Lady
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Crassus complains his stomach can't bear meat
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p.262
Poem Title:
Epigr. XVI. Upon Crassus
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He thinks you kind you think of him so well
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p.262
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Epigr. XVII. To a Lady who long'd to kiss a Gentleman, tho' she had a stinking Breath.
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Of Sylvia I begged that she would permit
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pp.262-263
Poem Title:
Epigr. XIX. To Sylvia.
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Shift lives by his shifts yet cannot for his life
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p.262
Poem Title:
Epigr. XVIII. On Mr Shift.
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To wakes and market towns Slouch does repair
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p.263
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXI. The Unwary Pedlar.
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Whoso these leaves of epigrams turns over
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p.263
Poem Title:
Epigr. XX. On the Reader of my Epigrams
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Wisely you speak whoever you are that writ
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pp.263-264
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXII. On the Letter lately sent to Mr. Prior, on the Duke of Marlborough's Glorious Successes at Ramillies and in Brabant.
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Pray tell me the reason why when you recite
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pp.264-265
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXIV. To Moevius.
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While brother Prior in his numbers sings
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p.264
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Epigr. XXIII. To Dr. Garth and Mr. Congreve on the same Occasion.
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I can no longer hold when fools invade
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pp.265-266
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXVII. To the Ingenious Mr. John Phillips of Oxon, on the many Scurvy Imitators of Milton.
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Just to the world twas lent and soon as in
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p.265
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXV. On the Death of an Infant.
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In her loose garments to the river's side
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pp.266-267
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXVIII. The supriz'd Lady in the Water.
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Roscius performs great Alexander's part
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p.266
Poem Title:
Epigr. XXVII. Roscius
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