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The Merry companion: or, A cure for the spleen; a collection of the most diverting tales and entertaining poems ever yet published. Among which are the following. The merry monarch, or knighthood a jest, a tale. The gossips tale under the rose. The ladle, a tale. The cobler, a tale. The impertinent, a satire. The Miller's tale, from chancer. Paulo Purganti and his wife, an honest, but a simple pair. The convert to tobacco, a tale. Mrs. Harris's petition to the lords justices. A winter's journey to preach. A soldier and a scholar. A true tale of a young squire. The pig, a tale. Hans Carvel, a tale. The dove, a tale, Cupid turn'd thief, a tale. A session of the poets. A tale from boccace, or A cure for cuckoldom. The oxonian's trip to the drawing room. The weighty fryar, or A cargo of sins thrown over-board. The Last will and testament of Mr. Matthew A-y Bed-maker and sweeper at Cambridge. Baucis and Philemon. Mary the cook maid's letter to Dr. Sheridan. With many others equally agreeable.
- Corbett, Charles, 1710-1752