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Lord Chesterfield's witticisms; or, the grand pantheon of genius, sentiment and taste [T169947] [ecco]

DMI number:
1208
Publication Date:
1773
Volume Number:
1 of 1
ESTC number:
T169947
Shelfmark:
ECCO - BL
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 AN- | NALS of the BEAU MONDE; with a Number | of ORIGINALS hitherto new to the World. | Among these is presented an high-seasoned, though innocent OLIO of | [two columns] [column 1] SMART REPARTEES, | LUDICROUS ADVENTURES | FACETIOUS ANECDOTES, | GENUINE HIBERNIANISMS, | INGENIOUS PUNS, | NOTABLE SAYINGS, [/col 1] | [col 2] SINGULAR CHARACTERS, | STRIKING REMARKS, | LIVELY FLIGHTS, | ARCH JOKES, | WHIMSICAL STORIES, | TALES, &c. &c. &c. [/col 2] | In many of which, the real MANNERS and DISPOSITIONS | of some of the most distinguished PERSONAGES in the Circles | of GENIUS and POLITENESS are [i]humorously[/i] delineated. | To these is added, a curious POETICAL DESERT, suited to | every Palate that can relish STERLING WIT without | RIBALDRY and INDECENCY of HUMOROUS EPI-| GRAMS, MOCK EPITAPHS, JOVIAL SONGS, &c. &c. | With several puzzling Novelties in the World of CONUN-| DRUM AENIGMA, REBUS, &c. &c. &c. both in [i]Verse[/i] and | [i]Prose[/i], and the SOLUTIONS thereof. | Prefixed are authentic Memoirs of his Lordship, with a curious | Amstract of his Will. | The Whole forming a compleat LIBRARY of WIT, without | containing one [i]Immodest, Immoral,[/i] or [i]Indelicate[/i] Line, and | calculated solely for those who wish to shine in POLITE | COMPANY. | [epigraph] | LONDON: Printed for RICHARD SNAGG, No. 29. Pa- | ter-noster-Row; J. MARINER, in James-street, Covent-| Garden; and sold by all Booksellers in Town and Country. | [Price seweed 1s. 6d. Neatly bound 2s.]
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:
Frontispiece. Mispagination: p. 129 misnumbered 229.
Comments:
Date: from ESTC. Contents: Prose pp. 1-102, 140-142; French verse p. 108, 112; Prose riddles p. 131, 132-137; Prose inscription pp. 138-139. Verse section starting p. 102 is headed 'A curious Collection of smart Epigrams, droll Epitaphs, merry Songs, new and choice Conundrums, Aenigmas, Rebusses, Toasts, and other entertaining Rarities.'
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Title:
Lord Chesterfield's witticisms; or, the grand pantheon of genius, sentiment and taste [T101773] [ecco]
Publication Date:
1775
ESTC No:
T101773
Volume:
1 of 1
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Another Edition of
Comments:
Related People
Publisher:
J Mariner
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Publisher:
Richard Snagg
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
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Content/Publication
First Line:
I loved thee beautiful and kind
Page No:
p.32
Poem Title:
[no title]
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What do scholars and bards and astronomers wise
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pp.102-103
Poem Title:
On the D--SS of R--D.
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First Line:
Accept a miracle instead of wit
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p.103
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:
With Sylvia said a noble lord
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p.103
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
By Lord Chesterfield.
Attributed To:
Philip Dormer Stanhope
First Line:
All whimsical people come hither
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pp.104-105
Poem Title:
A Whimsical Sonnet, annually sung at the Bath, on the first Night of Midsummer Moon.
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A scullion wench had wit at will
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p.105
Poem Title:
The Scullion Wench.
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First Line:
Beauty wit and good nature once naturally vowed
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pp.105-106
Poem Title:
The Contest.
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How apt are men to lie how dare they say
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p.105
Poem Title:
Epitaph on a Gossip.
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A band of cupids the other day
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pp.106-107
Poem Title:
The Lucky Fall.
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First Line:
As nature Hervey's clay was blending
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p.107
Poem Title:
On the late Lord Hervey.
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First Line:
Frank who will any friend supply
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pp.107-108
Poem Title:
Generous Oeconomy.
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John run so long and run so fast
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pp.108-109
Poem Title:
On a Gentleman who expended his Fortune in Horse-Racing.
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First Line:
To an excellent friend
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p.108
Poem Title:
[Epigrame ('J'ai un tres bon ami')] Thus translated
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First Line:
Reader unless before you know it
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pp.109-110
Poem Title:
An Epitaph on a favourite Cat named Blewet.
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This is my last will | I insist on it still
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pp.110-111
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 crackled on the moor
Page No:
p.111
Poem Title:
Goose and Gander. A Fable.
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First Line:
Alas poor Jack and shall thy snout
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pp.112-113
Poem Title:
An Extempore Elegy on Mr. John Packer, late of Bristol
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First Line:
Your uncle did as you affirm
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p.112
Poem Title:
[Epigram by Mr. Boileau, on M. Perrault, a Physician; sent in a Letter to his Nephew. ('Ton oncle, dis-tu, l'assasin')] The same in English.
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First Line:
Cloyed with ragouts you scorn my simple food
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p.113
Poem Title:
Diogenes to Aristippus.
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First Line:
How does Great Britain mistress of the deep
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p.114
Poem Title:
Epigram.
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First Line:
Lie on while my revenge shall be
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p.114
Poem Title:
On a Liar.
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First Line:
The golden hair that D--y wears
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p.114
Poem Title:
On a Lady who wore false Hair.
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First Line:
Tom Trotter last christmas most bitterly swore
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pp.114-115
Poem Title:
The Wager.
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First Line:
The Bucks had dined and deep in council sat
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pp.115-116
Poem Title:
An Incident in High Life.
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First Line:
A pleasing subject first with care provide
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pp.116-117
Poem Title:
A Receipt to make an Epigram.
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First Line:
As Dick and Tom in fierce dispute engage
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p.116
Poem Title:
The Empty Gun.
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First Line:
Whether sailor or not for a moment avast
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p.116
Poem Title:
Epitaph. On an honest Sailor.
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First Line:
Unhappy moth I pity thee
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p.117
Poem Title:
On a Moth fluttering round a Candle.
Attribution:
By a Young Lady, in Love.
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Not attributed
First Line:
Poor George when he heard that his wife was in labour
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pp.118-119
Poem Title:
The Contented Cuckold.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Tom ever jovial ever gay
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p.118
Poem Title:
On Tom.
Attribution:
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First Line:
What to the valiant knight of Spain
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pp.118-119
Poem Title:
The Virtuouso.
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First Line:
Gentle slumber far away
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pp.119-121
Poem Title:
Rondeau.
Attribution:
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First Line:
My heart still hovering round about you
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p.119
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Says a physical sage at a watch maker's door
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p.119
Poem Title:
Another.
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First Line:
Whilst others sing in plaintive strain
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pp.121-122
Poem Title:
Lovely Polly.
Attribution:
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First Line:
A furious beast whose voice with terror reigns
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pp.122-123
Poem Title:
Rebusses. I.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Like Alexander Celia spreads her power
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p.122
Poem Title:
Epigram
Attribution:
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First Line:
Add to the greatest and the best of men
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p.123
Poem Title:
III.
Attribution:
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The letter oftenest in these lines repeat
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p.123
Poem Title:
II.
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The lion fierce whose voice with terror reigns
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p.123
Poem Title:
Solutions of the Rebusses. I.
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First Line:
Christ took the manhood the best of men became
Page No:
p.124
Poem Title:
III.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Man's a poor deluded bubble
Page No:
p.124
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.124
Poem Title:
Epitaph. On a Man who had Name Wives.
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First Line:
Your rebus my dear friend I've perused
Page No:
p.124
Poem Title:
II.
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First Line:
At length my friends the feast of life is over
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
On the Death of an Epicure.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Gaily I lived as ease and nature taught
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
Epitaph, supposed to have been written by Lord Chesterfield, for himself, many Years ago.
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First Line:
Nature's chief gifts unequally are carved
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
Epigram.
Attribution:
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First Line:
You tell us doctor tis a sin to steal
Page No:
p.125
Poem Title:
The Innocent Thief. To the Rev. Dr.
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First Line:
Ye wits and ye muses get ready I pray
Page No:
pp.126-127
Poem Title:
The Country Feast. A New Aenigma.
Attribution:
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First Line:
May it please you my friend to accept as your due
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pp.127-128
Poem Title:
Answer to the Country Feast.
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First Line:
The things which heaven for blessings meant
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pp.128-129
Poem Title:
Solution of the above Aenigma.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Two things that heaven for blessings meant
Page No:
p.128
Poem Title:
An Aenigma.
Attribution:
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First Line:
All health and honour plenty peace
Page No:
p.229 [i.e. 129]
Poem Title:
The Queen.
Attribution:
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First Line:
In manners gentle lovely and refined
Page No:
p.229 [i.e. 129]
Poem Title:
Lady Tyrconnel.
Attribution:
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First Line:
There is no wonder all the men are raving
Page No:
pp.229 [i.e. 129]-130
Poem Title:
Lady Craven.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Ah blessed with beauty and each charm to please
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
Miss West.
Attribution:
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First Line:
The fairest form on Britain's fertile plains
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
Lady Almeria Carpenter.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Thy wit O'Hara may command the bard
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
Miss O'Hara.
Attribution:
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First Line:
When young and undebauched your face might please
Page No:
p.130
Poem Title:
Lady A--.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Of the people of fashion there sure can't be one
Page No:
pp.131-132
Poem Title:
Solution of the Places of public Entertainment.
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First Line:
Kitty a fair but frozen maid
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pp.137-138
Poem Title:
Riddle.
Attribution:
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First Line:
Arise ye glimmering stars of wit
Page No:
p.139
Poem Title:
On the Death of Mr. Pope.
Attribution:
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