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It so befell a silly swain

DMI number:
12352
First Line:
It so befell a silly swain
Last Line:
If dost pray be so kind to speak
Poem Genre / Form:
Comic verse and Couplet
Themes:
Rural life and Sex / relations between the sexes
Related People
Author:
Matthew Prior
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Wright and Spears II: 809. 'Wrongly attributed to Prior'.
Author:
William Congreve
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Wright and Spears II: 809. McKenzie II: 437.
Translated from:
Jean de La Fontaine
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
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It so befel a silly a swain
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If dost pray be so kind to speak
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It so befell a silly swain
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If dost pray be so good to speak
Relationship:
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Content/Publication
Title:
Tales and novels in verse. From the French of La Fontaine [T146694] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.147-149
Poem Title:
Le Villageois que cherche son Veau. The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale. From the Hundred New Novels.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
Tales and novels in verse. From the French of La Fontaine [T147480]
Page No(s):
pp.113-114
Poem Title:
Le Villageois que cherche son Veau. The Lout looking fo rhis Heifer. A Tale. From the hundred new novels.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
Tales to kill time, by the Society of the Court of Comus [T73665]
Page No(s):
pp.125-126
Poem Title:
The Ecstatic Vision; Or, The Je Ne Scay Quoi. A Tale.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The agreeable companion [ESTC T97919, P6248]
Page No(s):
p.225
Poem Title:
The Ecstatic Vision; or, The Je ne Scay quoi.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The Comic Miscellany. Vol. II. [ESTC N51175]
Page No(s):
pp.55-56
Poem Title:
Phyllis; or the Progress of Love.
Attribution:
By Dr. Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
Title:
The merry fellow [T128505] [ecco]
Page No(s):
p.236
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The muse in good humour [part 1] [T198535]
Page No(s):
pp.16-17
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve.
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
The muse in good humour [T100480] [vol. I]
Page No(s):
pp.42-43
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve.
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
The muse in good humour [T130695]
Page No(s):
pp.16-17
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve.
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
The muse in good humour [T41632 vol. 1]
Page No(s):
pp.44-45
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve.
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
The muse in good humour. Or, a collection of comic tales [T197901] [ECCO Cambridge University Library]
Page No(s):
pp.16-17
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve.
Attributed To:
William Congreve
Title:
The Poetical Tell-Tale; or, Muses in Merry Story. T124523 [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.125-126
Poem Title:
The Ecstatic Vision; or, The Je Ne Scay Quoi. A Tale.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The Poetical Tell-Tale; or, Muses in Merry Story. T174482 [ECCO]
Page No(s):
pp.125-126
Poem Title:
The Ecstatic Vision; or, The Je Ne Scay Quoi. A Tale.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed
Title:
The sports of the muses. Or a minute's mirth for any hour of the day [vol II] [T85787] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.55-56
Poem Title:
The Lout looking for his Heifer. A Tale.
Attribution:
By Mr. Congreve.
Attributed To:
William Congreve