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Lord Chesterfield's witticisms; or, the grand pantheon of genius, sentiment and taste [T101773] [ecco]

DMI number:
1209
Publication Date:
1775
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T101773
EEBO/ECCO link:
CW124586766
Shelfmark:
ECCO - Bod
Full Title:
LORD CHESTERFIELD's | WITTICISMS; | OR, THE | GRAND PANTHEON | OF | GENIUS, SENTIMENT, and TASTE. | CONTAINING, | Besides all his LORDSHIP's [i]genuine[/i] BON-MOTS, and | other Sallies of WIT, every Thing LIVELY and | SPIRITED that stands recorded in the ANNALS of | the BEAU MONDE; with a Number of Valuable | ORIGINALS. | Among these is presented, an high-seasoned OLIO of | [two columns] [col 1] Smart Repartees, | Facetious Anecdotes | Genuine Hibernianisms, | Ingenious Puns, | Notable Sayings, [/col 1] | [col 2] Singular Characters, | Striking Remarks, | Lively Flights, | Whimsical Stories, | Tales, &c. &c. &c. | In many of which, the real MANNERS and DISPOSITIONS | of some of the most distinguished PERSONAGES in the | Circles of GENIUS and POLITENESS are humorously | delineated. | To these is added, a curious POETICAL DESERT, divested | of RIBALDRY and INDECENY, consisting of HUMOROUS | EPIGRAMS, MOCK EPITAPHS, JOVIAL SONGS, &c, &c. | With several puzzling Novelties in the World of CONUN- DRUM, AENIGMA, REBUS, &c. &c. &c. both in Verse | and Prose, and the SOLUTIONS thereof. | Prefixed are Authentic MEMOIRS of his LORDSHIP, | with a Singular, though an Authentic ABSTRACT of his | WILL. And at the Close are inserted (never before | published) his LORDSHIP's LETTERS to his Ne- | phew, PHILIP, the present Earl of Chesterfield, while | abroad. | The Whole forming a Complete LIBRARY of WIT, with- | out containing one Immodest, Immoral, or Indelicate | Line, and calculated solely for those who wish to shine | in POLITE COMPANY. | [epigraph] | LONDON: Printed for A. GRANT, No. 5. Bridges-| Street, Covent-Garden; I. FELL, No. 10. near Child's | Coffee-house, St. Paul's Church-yard; R. SNAGG, No. | 29. Paternoster-Row; and Sold by all the Booksellers in | Town and Country. | [Price sewed, 1s. 6d. Neatly bound, 2 s.]
Epigraph:
"True Wit is Nature to Advantage dress'd, | "What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd." POPE.
Place of Publication:
London
Genres:
Collection of comic verse and Collection including prose
Format:
Duodecimo
Price:
Sewed 1s. 6d. Neatly bound 2s.
Bibliographic details:
ESTC suggests that there's a variant of this edition with 'imprint which reads: London: printed for A. Grant; I. Fell; and R. Snagg, No.29 Paternoster-Row.' Frontispiece.
Comments:
Date: from ESTC. Contents: Prose pp. 3-108; French verse p. 115, 119; Prose riddles p. 137, 139-143; prose inscription pp. 145-146. Section of verse beginning p. 109 is headed 'A Curious Collection of smart Epigrams, droll Epitaphs, merry Songs, new and choice Conundrums, Aenigmas, Rebuses, Toasts, and other entertaining Rarities'.
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Title:
Lord Chesterfield's witticisms; or, the grand pantheon of genius, sentiment and taste [T169947] [ecco]
Publication Date:
1773
ESTC No:
T169947
Volume:
1 of 1
Relationship:
Another Edition of
Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
Alexander Grant
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Publisher:
Isaac Fell
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
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Publisher:
Richard Snagg
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Absolute (100%)
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Content/Publication
First Line:
I loved thee beautiful and kind
Page No:
p.30
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
What do scholars and bards and astronomers wise
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pp.109-110
Poem Title:
On the D------ss of R------d.
Attribution:
By the Earl of Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
Accept a miracle instead of wit
Page No:
p.110
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:
Sweet object of the zephyr's kiss
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pp.110-111
Poem Title:
The Withering Rose.
Attribution:
The last Piece written by the late ingenious and lamented Mr. John Cunningham.
Attributed To:
John Cunningham
First Line:
With Sylvia said a noble lord
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p.110
Poem Title:
Epigram
Attribution:
By Lord Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
All whimsical people come hither
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pp.111-112
Poem Title:
A Whimsical, annually sung at Bath, on the first Night of Midsummer Moon.
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First Line:
A scullion wench had wit at will
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p.112
Poem Title:
The Scullion-Wench.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
How apt are men to lie how dare they say
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p.112
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a Gossip.
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Not attributed
First Line:
A band of cupids the other day
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pp.113-114
Poem Title:
The Lucky Fall.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Beauty wit and good nature once naturally vowed
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p.113
Poem Title:
The Contest.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
As nature Hervey's clay was blending
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p.114
Poem Title:
On the late Lord Hervey.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Frank who will any friend supply
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p.115
Poem Title:
Generous Oeconomy.
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First Line:
To an excellent friend
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p.115
Poem Title:
[Epigramme ('J'ai un tres bon ami')] Thus Translated
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First Line:
John run so long and run so fast
Page No:
p.116
Poem Title:
On a Gentleman who expended his Fortune in Horse-Racing.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Reader unless before you know it
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pp.116-117
Poem Title:
An Epitaph on a favourite Cat named Blewet.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
This is my last will | I insist on it still
Page No:
pp.117-118
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:
From all the brood which cackled on the moor
Page No:
p.118
Poem Title:
Goose And Gander. A Fable.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Alas poor Jack and shall thy snout
Page No:
pp.119-120
Poem Title:
An Extempore Elegy on Mr. John Packer, late of Bristol.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Your uncle did as you affirm
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p.119
Poem Title:
[Epigram by Mr. Boileau, on M. Perrault, a Physician; sent in a Letter to his Nephew. ('Ton oncle, dis-tu, l'assassin')] The same in English.
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First Line:
Cloyed with ragouts you scorn my simple food
Page No:
p.120
Poem Title:
Diogenes to Aristippus.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
The golden hair that D--y wears
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p.120
Poem Title:
On a Lady who wore False Hair.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
How does Great Britain mistress of the deep
Page No:
p.121
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Lie on while my revenge shall be
Page No:
p.121
Poem Title:
On a Liar.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Tom Trotter last christmas most bitterly swore
Page No:
p.121
Poem Title:
The Wager.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
As Dick and Tom in fierce dispute engage
Page No:
p.122
Poem Title:
The Empty Gun.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
The Bucks had dined and deep in council sat
Page No:
p.122
Poem Title:
An Incident in High Life.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
A pleasing subject first will care provide
Page No:
p.123
Poem Title:
A Receipt to make an Epigram.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Whether sailor or not for a moment avast
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p.123
Poem Title:
Epitaph on an Honest Sailor.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Poor George when he heard that his wife was in labour
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p.124
Poem Title:
The Contented Cuckold.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Tom ever jovial ever gay
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pp.124-125
Poem Title:
On Tom.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Unhappy moth I pity thee
Page No:
p.124
Poem Title:
On a Moth fluttering round a Candle.
Attribution:
By a Young Lady in Love.
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Not attributed
First Line:
My heart still hovering round about you
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
What to the valiant knight of Spain
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
The Virtuouso.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Gentle slumber far away
Page No:
pp.126-127
Poem Title:
Rondeau.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Says a physical sage at a watch maker's door
Page No:
p.126
Poem Title:
Another.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Whilst others sing in plaintive strain
Page No:
pp.127-128
Poem Title:
Lovely Polly.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
A furious beast whose voice with terror reigns
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pp.128-129
Poem Title:
Rebuses. [sic] I.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Like Alexander Celia spreads her power
Page No:
p.128
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Add to the greatest and the best of men
Page No:
p.129
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
The letter oftenest in these lines repeat
Page No:
p.129
Poem Title:
[no title]
Attribution:
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First Line:
The lion fierce whose voice with terror reigns
Page No:
p.129
Poem Title:
Solutions Of The Rebuses. I.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Christ took the manhood the best of men became
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
III.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Man's a poor deluded bubble
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
On Man.
Attribution:
By Lord Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
Who marries twice a fool we own
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
Epitaph. On a Man who had Nine Wives.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Your rebus my dear friend I've perused
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
II.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
At length my friends the feast of life is over
Page No:
p.131
Poem Title:
On the Death of an Epicure.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Gaily I lived as ease and nature taught
Page No:
p.131
Poem Title:
Epitaph, supposed to have been written by Lord Chesterfield, for himself, many years ago.
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Not attributed
First Line:
Nature's chief gifts unequally are carved
Page No:
p.131
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
You tell us doctor tis a sin to steal
Page No:
p.131
Poem Title:
The Innocencet Thief. To The Rev. Dr. --
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Ye wits and ye muses get ready I pray
Page No:
pp.132-133
Poem Title:
The Country Feast. A New Aenigma.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
May it please you my friend to accept as your due
Page No:
p.133
Poem Title:
Answer to the Country Feast.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
The things which heaven for blessings meant
Page No:
p.134
Poem Title:
Solution of the above Aenigma.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Two things that heaven for blessings meant
Page No:
p.134
Poem Title:
An Aenigma.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
All health and honour plenty peace
Page No:
p.135
Poem Title:
The Queen.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
In manners gentle lovely and refined
Page No:
p.135
Poem Title:
Lady Tyrconnel.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
There is no wonder all the men are raving
Page No:
p.135-136
Poem Title:
Lady Craven.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Ah blessed with beauty and each charm to please
Page No:
p.136
Poem Title:
Miss West.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
The fairest form on Britain's fertile plains
Page No:
p.136
Poem Title:
Lady Almeria Carpenter.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Thy wit O'Hara may command the bard
Page No:
p.136
Poem Title:
Miss O'Hara.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
When young and undebauched your face might please
Page No:
p.136
Poem Title:
Lady A--.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Of the people of fashion there sure can't be one
Page No:
p.138
Poem Title:
Solution of the Places of Public Entertainment.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
That he was born it cannot be denied
Page No:
p.143
Poem Title:
Epitaph. Written By the ingenious Mr. John Cunningham, lately deceased, for a certain Alderman, of insignificant Memory.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Kitty a fair but frozen maid
Page No:
p.144
Poem Title:
Riddle.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
First Line:
Arise ye glimmering stars of wit
Page No:
p.146
Poem Title:
On the Death of Mr. Pope.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed