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Lord Chesterfield's witticisms : or, the grand pantheon of genius, sentiment, and taste. Containing, besides all his Lordship's genuine bon-mots, and other Sallies of Wit, every thing lively and spirited that stands recorded in the annals of the beau monde ; with a Number of Originals hitherto new to the World. Among these is presented an high-seasoned, though innocent Olio. of Smart Repartees, Ludicrous Adventures Facetious Anecdotes, Genuine Hibernianisms Ingenious Puns, Notable Savings, Singular Characters, Striking Remarks, Lively Flights, Arch Jokes, Whimsical Stories, Tales, &c. &c. &c. In many of which, the real Manners and Dispositions of some of the most distinguished Personages in the Circles of Genius and Politeness are humorously delineated. To these is added, a curious Poetical Desert, suited to every Palate that can relish Sterling Wit without Ribaldry and Indecency of Humorous Epigrams, Mock Epitaphs, Jovial Songs, &c. &c. With several puzzling Novelties in the World of Conundrum, Aenigma, Rebus, &c. &c. &c. both in Verse and Prose, and the Solutions thereof. Prefixed are authentic memoirs of his Lordship, with a curious Abstract of his Will. The Whole forming a compleat Library of Wit, without containing one Immodest, Immoral, or Indelicate Line, and calculated solely for those who wish to shine in Polite Company. Preview this item
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Lord Chesterfield's witticisms : or, the grand pantheon of genius, sentiment, and taste. Containing, besides all his Lordship's genuine bon-mots, and other Sallies of Wit, every thing lively and spirited that stands recorded in the annals of the beau monde ; with a Number of Originals hitherto new to the World. Among these is presented an high-seasoned, though innocent Olio. of Smart Repartees, Ludicrous Adventures Facetious Anecdotes, Genuine Hibernianisms Ingenious Puns, Notable Savings, Singular Characters, Striking Remarks, Lively Flights, Arch Jokes, Whimsical Stories, Tales, &c. &c. &c. In many of which, the real Manners and Dispositions of some of the most distinguished Personages in the Circles of Genius and Politeness are humorously delineated. To these is added, a curious Poetical Desert, suited to every Palate that can relish Sterling Wit without Ribaldry and Indecency of Humorous Epigrams, Mock Epitaphs, Jovial Songs, &c. &c. With several puzzling Novelties in the World of Conundrum, Aenigma, Rebus, &c. &c. &c. both in Verse and Prose, and the Solutions thereof. Prefixed are authentic memoirs of his Lordship, with a curious Abstract of his Will. The Whole forming a compleat Library of Wit, without containing one Immodest, Immoral, or Indelicate Line, and calculated solely for those who wish to shine in Polite Company.

Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of
Publisher: London : Printed for Richard Snagg, No. 29. Pater-Noster-Row ; J. Mariner, in James-Street, Covent-Garden ; and sold by all Booksellers in town and country, [1773]
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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
Memoirs
Biography Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of; Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Earl of
OCLC Number: 731573462
Notes: Braces in title.
Price from imprint: price sewed 1s. 6d. Neatly bound 2s.
Reproduction of original from John Rylands University Library of Manchester.
Eighteenth century collections online.
Description: 1 online resource (Online-Datei ([2], 142 Seiten, plate)) : Porträt

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