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Fables and other Short Poems

DMI number:
54
Publication Date:
1731
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
??
EEBO/ECCO link:
??
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Octavo
Pagination:
0
Comments:
Fables, and other Short Poems; Collected from the most Celebrated English Authors. The Whole curiously Engrav'd, for the Practise & Amusement of Young Gentlemen & Ladies, in the Art of Writing Vet A4 e.2385 I'm not sure the CBEL or ESTC records are quite right for this; they refer to a 3 vol work, but Vet A. 4 e 2385 seems to be a single volume; it seems likely that the engraved plates were re-used for later editions (?1737); ESTC record refers to 'a hundred copper plates' - this vol has only 32. Engraved plates; engravings only on recto side; some have pictures. poems - ff. 2-28. f. 2 'On the Beauty of Fable extracted from the Spectator, by way of Preface' f. 5. 'Moral Sentences' (two line couplets) ff. 29-32 a range of alphabets and practise sentences.
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Engraver:
George Bickham
Confidence:
Confident (50%)
Comments:
'Engrav'd by G. Bickham'.
Editor:
John Bickham
Confidence:
Confident (50%)
Comments:
'By Jn Bickham'.
Printer:
Thomas Cobb
Confidence:
Confident (50%)
Comments:
'Printed & Sold by Thos Cobb (who Married ye Widow of Mr. John Cluer) at ye Printing Office in Bow Church Yard, London, where may be had Copy-Books of Round-Hand, with Copys at ye Top to write after.'
Content/Publication
First Line:
Long lived a swain in high renown
Page No:
f. 3-f. 4
Poem Title:
The Philosopher and Shepherd
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First Line:
A tiger in pursuit of prey
Page No:
f.6
Poem Title:
The Lyon, the Tyger, & the Traveller
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First Line:
Delays are dangerous take a friend's advice
Page No:
f. 7
Poem Title:
Moral Precepts [II]
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First Line:
Let modest silence be your chiefest care
Page No:
f. 7
Poem Title:
Moral Precepts [III]
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First Line:
Quickly lay hold of time while in your power
Page No:
f. 7
Poem Title:
Moral Precepts [I]
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First Line:
Fast to an elm a lamb was tied
Page No:
f. 8
Poem Title:
The Wild Boar and the Ram
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First Line:
Oh liberty thou goddess heavenly bright
Page No:
f. 9
Poem Title:
On Liberty
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First Line:
Poor little pretty fluttering thing
Page No:
f. 9
Poem Title:
Adrian's address to his departing soul.
Attribution:
Imitated by Mr. Prior
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First Line:
A spaniel very pert and gay
Page No:
f. 10
Poem Title:
The Spaniel & the Camelion
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First Line:
Great was that genius most sublime that thought
Page No:
f. 11
Poem Title:
On the Invention of Writing
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First Line:
When Cupid did his grandsire Jove intreat
Page No:
f. 11
Poem Title:
To Mrs Biddy Floyd
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First Line:
As Jove his lower world surveyed
Page No:
f. 12
Poem Title:
The Eagle, & the Assembly of Animals
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First Line:
This commoner has worth and parts
Page No:
f. 13
Poem Title:
The Malecontents; or the Moral to the Ladle.
Attribution:
By Mr. Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
The miser starts and trembling stares
Page No:
f. 14
Poem Title:
The Miser and Plutus
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First Line:
Virtue's a native rectitude of mind
Page No:
f. 15
Poem Title:
The Difference between Vertue and Vice
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First Line:
As a young rake repentant sat
Page No:
f. 16
Poem Title:
The Universal Apparition
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First Line:
Our brawny clowns of old who turned the soil
Page No:
f. 17
Poem Title:
A Description of the Antient Rustical Entertainments of the Romans
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First Line:
As Chloe with affected air
Page No:
f. 18
Poem Title:
The Lady and the Wasp
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First Line:
Her faultless form no secret stains disgrace
Page No:
f. 19
Poem Title:
The Character of a Beauty
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First Line:
She practised here so much that when she sprung
Page No:
f. 19
Poem Title:
The Character of a Religious Lady
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First Line:
A feeble fox with age decayed
Page No:
p.20
Poem Title:
The Fox at the Point of Death
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First Line:
Some from the stranded vessel force their way
Page No:
f. 21
Poem Title:
Variety of Deaths.
Attribution:
Extracted from an Ode of Mr. Prior's
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
Two formal owls with pride elate
Page No:
f. 22
Poem Title:
Two Owls, & the Sparrow
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First Line:
Dear Thomas didst thou never pop
Page No:
f. 23
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
By Mr Prior
Attributed To:
Matthew Prior
First Line:
A lion sick of pomp made known
Page No:
f. 24
Poem Title:
The Lyon, the Fox, & the Geese
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First Line:
Now hardly here and there an hackney coach
Page No:
f. 25
Poem Title:
[no title]
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First Line:
With weeping eyes a nurse surveyed
Page No:
f. 26
Poem Title:
The Mother, the Nurse and the Fairy
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First Line:
As after noon one summer's day
Page No:
f. 27
Poem Title:
Cupid Mistaken
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First Line:
A fowler's dog with curious eye
Page No:
f. 28
Poem Title:
The Setting Dog, & the Partridge
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