The effusions of fancy and fun, 1784 / compiled by Joseph Gulston.

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Gulston, Joseph. The effusions of fancy and fun, 1784 / compiled by Joseph Gulston.

The effusions of fancy and fun, 1784 / compiled by Joseph Gulston.

Manuscript, in a single hand, of a collection of about a thousand pieces of verse, most of them lighthearted or satirical; including epigrams, epitaphs, and occasional verse, by writers such as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, David Garrick, John Donne, John Dryden, John Locke,Mary Montagu, Horace Walpole, Eustace Budgell, Charles Fox, Edward Lovibond, Samuel Johnson, and Matthew Prior; as well as lists of interesting expenses incurred by various nobility; copies of contemporary advertisements and anecdotes of various religious and political figures. Entries include To Mrs. Crewe, by Charles Fox; On Sir Robert Walpole's second marriage; Epitaph on a shrew; Upon Miss Davies (an old maid) desiring a Westminster boy might be punish'd for keeping a bantam cock next door where she liv'd; On Alderman Beckford who frequently made use of the terms 'this here' & 'that there'; an anecdote describing the encounter between an English Quaker and "an American Savage"; an account of the charges of the wedding clothes and marriage dinner of Sir Gervase Clifton and Mary daughter of Sir John Nevile; a sign at a barber's shop at Lewisham; and an advertisement for Christie's auction house. "The window of a room in the Tower of London, is wrote, underneath are the following lines. R Walpole 1712."

1 v. (564 p.) ; 31 cm.

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