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The tricks of the town laid open: or, a companion for country gentlemen: being the substance of seventeen letters from a gentleman in London to his friend in the country, to dissuade him from coming to town. Wherein is contain'd, The Humorous Frauds, Tricks, and Cheats of Tennis-Courts, Bowling-Greens, Play-Houses, Gaming-Houses, Bawdy-Houses, Cock-Matches, Horse-Races, Foot-Matches, &c. With the Characters of a Beau, Gamester, Bully, Setter, Spunger, and a Sot. Also, General Reflections on the Manners and Humours of the Town, with a Description of the present State of it.

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London : printed for, and sold by H. Slater, at the Golden-Key in Clare-Court, Drury-Lane; and R. Adams, at Dryden's Head, Holborn-Bars, MDCCXLVII. [1747]

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viii,95,[1]p. ; 8⁰.


The third edition.

References note

ESTC T174270

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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