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The muse in good humour: or, a collection of the best poems, comic tales, choice fables, enigmas, &c. From the most eminent poets. With some Originals. Part I. Containing, Bashful Ben. The Ladies Looking Glass. The Merchant's Tale. Desire and Possession. The Eachentment. The Wife of Bath. Truth and Falshood. Simple Simon. The imperfect Enjoyment. The English Padlock. The Vision. Middle aged Man and his two Mistresses. Sauntring Jark and idle Joan. Baueis and Philemon. The Original of Matrimony. Susannah and the two Elders. Female Virtue. Love Disarmed. Delia's Wedding-Night. Vertumnus and Pomona. The Conscientious Keeper. The Fox and Dragon. The Button-Hole. The Elbow Chair. Love attones for little Crimes. Saying and Doing are two Things. Woman's Logicle. The Substitute Father. To Cloe. A Fragment. The Exorcism. The Widow's Excuse. Falling in Love. Balaam's Pedigree. The Happy Night. A Game at Put.

MDCCXLV. [1745]
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Muse in good humour. Vol.2. Part 1.


London : printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCXLV. [1745]

Physical description

[2],ii,174p.,plate : ill. ; 12⁰.

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ESTC T86635

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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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