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1743 PENNY MERRIMENTS. I. Tom Thumb, His Life and Death, wherein is declared many marvelous acts of manhood, full of wonder and strange merriment, which little knight lived in King Arthurs time in the Court of Great Brittain, in verse, with wood cuts, printed for F. Coles, n. d. II. Tom Thumbe the Little, for his small stature surnamed King Arthurs DWARFE, whose Life and Adventures containe many strange and wonderfull accidents, published for the delight of merry time-spenders, (in prose) Imprinted for Tho. Langley, 1621. III. Rosamond, The Life and Death of King Henry the Second's Concubine, and how she was Poysoned to Death by Queen Elenor, (in Prose), with wood cuts, printed for F. Coles, n. d. IV. Shore (Jane). The History of Mistris Jane Shore, Concubine to King Edward the Fourth, who was Wife to one Matthew Shore, a Goldsmith in London, wherein is declared her wanton life, with her miserable end, and death of her Husband, with wood cuts, (in verse), printed for F. Coles, n. d. V. Merry, Pleasant, and Delectable History between King Edward the Fourth and a Tanner of Tamworth; as he rode upon a time with his Nobles on Hunting toward Drayton-Basset, very Pleasant and Merry to Read, (in Verse), with wood cuts, printed for F. Coles, n. d. VI. Hind. No Jest like a True Jest; being a Compendious Record of the Merry Life and Mad Exploits of Captain James Hind, the Great Rober of England, together with the close of all at Worcester, where he was Drawn, Hang'd, and Quartered, 1652, printed for T. Vere, 1674. VII. Frith. The Witty Jests and Mad Pranks of John Frith, commonly called, The Merry-Conceited Mason, Brother and FellowTraveller with Captain James Hinde, the Famous Highway-man, printed for Thomas Passenger, 1673. VIII. Rosamond of Scotland, The Lovers Quarrel, or Cupids Triumph, being The Pleasant History of Fair Rosamond of Scotland, being Daughter to the Lord Arundel, whose Love was obtained by the Valour of Tommy Pots, printed for F. Coles, n. d. IX. Price (Laurence) The Famous History of Valentine and Orson, being the only two Sons of the Emperour of Greece, printed for William Whitwood, 1673. X. Gentle Craft. The Honour of the Gentle Craft expressed in three stories: The first of Hugh and Fair Winifred, the second of Crispin and Crispianus, the third of Sir Symon Eyre, who all professed the Gentle-craft, and were Shoo-makers, newly written, with pleasant new Songs to be sung on Crispianus night, printed by A. Clark, 1674. XI. Argalus and Parthenia, the most excellent History of, being a
Choice Flower gathered out of Sir Philip Sydneys rare Garden, printed for T. Vere, 1672. XII. Fortunes Tennis-Ball, or the most Excellent History of Dorastus and Fawnia, rendred in delightful English Verse, and worthy the perusal of all sorts of People, by S. S. printed for Tho. Vere, 1672. XIII. Tom the Shoo-Maker. The Pleasant History of Tom the Shoo-Maker, shewing his Birth, his Education and Life. As also, His Travels to London, puting himself an Aprentice to a Shoo-maker, together with his notable witty tricks and shifts of Knavery; being very delightful to read in long winters nights by a Fire-side, with a Cup of good Ale and LambsWool. Never before extant; being drawn out into two Parts, printed for J. Hose, 1674. XIV. Welch Traveller, or The Unfortunate Welchman,
If any Gentleman do want a Man
As I doubt not but some do now and than,
I have a Welchman though but meanly clad
If that you read, read it quite ore I pray,
Jack comes once more upon the Stage,
And whatsoever of him I hear
purpose to you to declare.
Being full of honest mirth and wit
The merriest book that ere was writ.
Printed for William Whitwood, 1673. XVI. The King, and a poore Northerne man, shewing how a poore Northumberland man, a Tenant to the King, being wronged by a Lawyer, (his Neighbour) went to the King himselfe to make knowne his grievances, full of simple mirth and merry plaine jests, (in Verse), with wood cuts, printed by A. Clark, 1673. XVII. The Knight Adventurer, or the Infamous and Abominable History of that Terrible, Troublesome and Vain-glorious Knight, Sir Firedrake, shewing all the Passages of his Unvaliant, Couragious, and Knight-Arrant-Villainous Feats of Arins, translated by himself out of Wilde-Irish into Tame-English, because hee did not understand the Language, printed by R. 1. 1663. XVIII. Faustus. The History of Doctor John Faustus, compiled in Verse, very pleasant and delightfull, printed by E. Cotes, 1664. XIX. Horn Fair. Hey for
Horn Fair. The general Market of England, or Room for Cuckolds, being a Merry progress of nine several sorts of Cuckolds here discovered, to which is added the Marriage of Jockie and Jenny, printed for F. Coles, 1674. XX. Riddles. A Book of Merry Riddles, very meet and delightful for Youth to try their Wits, (in Verse), printed by E. C. for J. Wright, 1672. XXI. Wonders. The five Strange Wonders of the World, or a new Merry Book of all Fives, which was written and printed on purpose to make all the people of England merry if they have no cause to be sad, written by L. P. printed for William Whitford, 1674. XXII. Royal Garland of Love and Delight, containing the lives of sundry Kings, Queens, and Princes, with other Love Songs and Sonnets full of Delight, by T. D., whereunto is added a rare new Sonnet of the Restauration of Charles the Second, 1674, printed by E. C. 167. XXIII. Loves Garland, or Posies for Rings, Handkerchers and Gloves, and such pretty Tokens that Lovers send their Loves, printed by Andrew Clark, 1674, imperfect. XXIV. Cupids Poesis for Bracelets, Handkerchers, and Rings, with Scarfes, Gloves, and other things, &c. printed by E. C. for J. Wright, 1674. XXV. Cupids Garland set Round about with Gilded Roses, containing many pleasant Songs, and Sonnets, printed by E. Crowch, 1674, in 2 vol.
***A most extraordinary collection in fine preservation. "This curious Collection belonged originally to Narcissus Luttrell, and passed with the rest of his valuable Library to Mr. Edward Wynne of Chelsea, on whose decease, it was sold by auction at Leigh and Sotheby's, March 1786, see Cat. Lot. 23. Mr. Baynes was the purchaser for 3l. 8s., and bequeathed the poetical and romantic portion of his Library to Mr. Ritson, at whose sale, I bought it." Note by Mr. Heber.
1744 Pensive Soules Delight, 2 leaves, n. d.
1745 Percy's (T.) Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, consisting of old Heroic Ballads, Songs and other Pieces of our earlier Poets, 3 vol.
1746 Persius's Satires, translated by W. Drummond, 1747 Petrarch. The Triumphs of Love, Chastitie, Death, translated out of Petrarch by Mrs. Anna Hume, fine copy in morocco, by C. Lewis, very scarce,
Edinburgh, printed by Evan Tyler, 1644
A Selection of his Sonnets and Odes, with Notes, and the Orignal Italian, by the Rev. Dr. Nott, blue morocco with joints, dedication copy,
Phillips's (I.) Cyder a Poem, large paper, 1708. Parnell's Poems and Miscellaneous Works, 1747, 2 vol.
1750 Phillip's (John) Poems on Several Occasions, 1728 1751 Philipott's (Thomas) Poems, uncut, Printed by R. A. 1646 1752 Phillips (John) The Mysteries of Love and Eloquence, or the Arts of Wooing and Complimenting as they are manag'd in the Spring Garden, Hide Park, the New Exchange, and other eminent places, frontispiece, 1685 1758 PIERS PLowman,
I playne Piers which cannot flatter,
A plowe man men me call,
My speche is fowlle yet marke the matter
It concludes on the reverse of the 44th leafe thus
Yynoughe, ynoughe, ynoughe.
"This curious little Vol. is excessively scarce, indeed I know of no other copy, and though Ames, Herbert and Dibdin record its existence, it is plain none of them had seen it, but content themselves with copying Maunsell's Cat. where it is thus described :—
"Pierce Plowman in prose, I did not see the beginning of this booke, but it endeth thus :
"God save the Kynge," &c. &c.
"If Maunsell had examined it with due attention he must have perceived that a large portion of the text (though not the whole) is written in verse, and runs into loose accentuated rhyming stanzas and couplets. To say the truth I am more than half disposed to ascribe the Authorship to the famous W. Roy, of whose poem of Rede me and be not wroth, the present composition reminds me both in sentiment and measure. It is worthy of remark that G. Steevens's copy of the first edition of that poem (now in my possession) is bound exactly uniform, and being of precisely the same dimensions, they probably were united in one cover till he separated them. It is plain that he attached equal and considerable importance to both, having bestowed on each his best russia binding, with his initials on the sides, and inscribed his autograph on the back of title and at the foot of the last leaf, infallible signs of his especial favour." MS. note by Mr. Heber.
No printer would hazard the putting of his name to this vigorous attack upon the Roman Catholics, in which the Author mentions the death of Sir Tho. More, and speaks of Henry VIII. as still living. He also commemorates Coverdale, Tyndal, Shaxton, Bilnay, and many more, and puts the old Poet Gower in odd company. "Roben Hoode, Bevys and Gower,
And al baggage beside."
1754 Pilkington's (Matthew) Poems on Several Occasions, in old blue morocco, Dublin, 1730 1755 Pill to purge State Melancholy, or a Collection of Excellent New Ballads,
1756 Another Edition, 2 parts in 1,
-1757 Pious Instructions in Meeter fitted to the Weaker Capacities,
1758 Pindar translated by West, 3 vol.
1759 Plautus's Comedies translated into Familiar Blank Verse by Bonnell Thornton, 5 vol. 1769 1760 Playford's (John) Musick's Delight on the Cithren, to which is added several New Songs and Ayres to Sing to the Cithren, frontispiece by Gaywood, oblong
1761 PAGEANTS. Il Trionfo d'Inghilterra overo Racconto et Relatione delle Solennita fatte nella Incoronatione di Carlo Secondo, &c. trasportata nella Lingua Italiana per il Capitan G. Gerbieri d'Owilly, Venetia, 1661
Enkuklochorea, or Universal Motion, being part of that Magnificent Entertainment by the Noble Prince de la Grange, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolns Inn presented to the High and Mighty Charles II.
London's Resurrection to Joy and Triumph expressed in Sundry Shews, Shapes, Scenes, Speeches and Songs in Parts celebrious to the much-meriting Magistrate, Sir G. Waterman Knight Lord Mayor of the City of London, Written by T. Jordan, 1671
The Goldsmiths Jubile, or Londons Triumphs containing a Description of the Pageants, &c. at the Entertainment of Sir R. Vyner, 1674, with the Speeches spoken on each Pageant, composed by T. Jordan. 1674 London's Triumphs, &c. at the Inauguration of Sir T. Davies Knight by Tho. Jordan, 1676
Londons Triumphs illustrated with many Magnificent Structures and Pageants at the Inauguration of Sir F. Chaplin, 1677, composed by Thomas Jordan, 1677 1767 -London in Luster, projecting many bright beams of Triumph disposed into several Representations of Scenes and Pageants, performed at the Initiation of Sir Robert Clayton, Lord Mayor; at the charges of the Drapers, Devised and composed by T. Jordan,
Londons Glory or the Lord Mayor's Show a Description of the Triumphant Pageants performed 1680, for the Entertainment of Sir Patience Warde Knight,