The humourist Being essays upon several subjects, viz. news-writers. Enthusiasm. The spleen. Country entertainment. Love. The history of Miss Manage. Ambition and pride. Idleness. Fickleness of human nature. Prejudice. Witchcraft. Ghosts and apparitions. The weather. Female disguises. The art of modern conversation. The use of speech. The punishment of staying at home on Sunday, &c. Criticism. Art of begging. Anger. Avarice. Death. Grief. Keeping the ten commandments. Travel misapply'd. Flattery. The abuse of words. Credulity. Eating. The love of power. The expedients to get rid of time. Retirement. The story of will. Hacket the enthusiast. With a dedication to the man in the moon. By the author of the Apology for parson Alberoni; the dedication to a great man concerning dedications, &c

Main Author: Gordon, Thomas
Format: eBook
Published: London Printed for W. Boreham at the Angel in Pater-noster Row 1720, 1720-1725
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Author of the Apology for Parson Alberoni = Thomas Gordon. - English Short Title Catalog, N70714. - Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford). - The Advertisement to v. [2] begins, "The success of the virst volume encouraged the bookseller to collect the following essays, and form them into a second"; the second volume title page is unnumbered. - Vol. I was reprinted several times in 1720 and 1724. - Vol. [2] imprint reads: London, printed for T. Woodward, at the Half-Moon over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-street, MDCCXXV. - With a 30p. dedication, Preface to the reader, and Contents leaf in vol. I; with dedication, Advertisement and Contents in v. [2]
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