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UNTIL'D, WITH THE COMICAL HUMOURS OF Don STULTO AND SEIGNOR JIngo, as it is acted in Pinkeman's booth in May Fair. 8vo. Printed by J. R. near Fleet-street, 1708. A very rare tract, consisting only of four leaves, the title illustrated by the accompanying wood-cut. Don Stulto, escaping from an intrigue, finds himself in the chamber of an astrologer at Madrid. “He saw books and papers in confusion on the table, spheres and compasses on the one side, and viols and quadrants
on the other. Presently he heard a deep sigh break out just by him, which a little startled him: he took it at first for a nocturnal illusion, or imaginary phantom,
but hearing a second sigh, it made him cry out, “What devil is it which sighs here ?' "'Tis I, Seignor Stulto, answers a voice, “I have been three years enclos’d in one of these bottles. In this house lives a skilful magician, who by the power of his art, has kept me so long shut up in this close prison.'” The demon is liberated, and represented as “a very surprizing figure, about two foot and a half high, resting upon two crutches, with goat's legs, a long visage, sharp chin, a yellow and black complexion, a very flat nose, and eyes that seem'd like two lighted coals.” Numerous notices of Penkethman, and his “booth,” occur in the literature of the period.
171. SHAKESPEARE'S GARLAND, being a Collection of
new Songs, Ballads, Roundelays, Catches, Glees, comic Serenatas, &c., performed at the Jubilee at Stratford-upon-Avon. The musick by Dr. Arne, Mr. Barthelimon, Mr. Allwood, and Mr. Dibdin.
8vo. London, 1769. This tract is worth notice, were it merely for the mention of Shakespeare's birth-place at p. 14, which entirely disposes of an assertion made in a violent article against the authenticity of the house, inserted in Bentley's Miscellany, founded on papers contributed by Mr. Welch, formerly an inhabitant of Stratford. The following lines were sung in chorus at the house in Henley Street where Shakespeare is said to have been born,
Here Nature nurs’d her darling boy,
Whose harp the muses strung :
Here Shakespeare walk’d and sung !
172. THE WARWICKSHIRE LAD'S GARLAND, composed
of several excellent new Songs. 12mo. Licensed
and enter'd according to Order, n. d. Printed about the time of the Jubilee, containing a song respecting Shakespeare.
173. The Factor's GARLAND, containing the Fac
tor's voyage to Turkey, where he found a dead Christian lying on the ground, and gave fifty pounds to have him buried, &c. 12mo. Wor
cester, n. d. In a late reprint of this garland by Fordyce of Newcastle, we are told that it “was formerly in great circulation in this part of the country; it was published by Mr. John White, of the Courant office here, about a hundred years ago, and afterwards by his successor Mr. T. Saint : the writer of this note recollects some old persons who sing the garland from beginning to end, and has seen it in a collection of songs printed at London in the year 1738.” According to Ritson, this garland is founded on the romance of Oliver of Castylle, 4to. 1518.
174. THE HORRORS OF JEALOUSIE, OR THE FATAL MISTAKE, being a terrible and dreadful relation of one Jonathan Williams, a gentleman of a considerable fortune near Sittingburn in Kent. Printed for T. Williams near Wood-street, 1707.
173. ng a pleasaker's prent Merchant King-Smit
175. The Comical BARGAIN, OR TRICK UPON TRICK,
being a pleasant and true Relation of one Thomas Brocks, a baker's prentice, near Milk-street, that went for a Hamburg Merchant, and courted an eminent doctor's daughter near King-street in Bloomsbury. London, printed for S. Smith in
Cornhil, 1707. We are told, “If any one question the truth of this relation, let them enquire for the new married couple at the sign of the Dog and Cat in Bread-street, London.”
176. BRITAIN's Timely REMEMBRANCER, OR A WARN
ING FROM HEAVEN TO TILE SINNERS ON EARTH, being Mr. Brightly's last sermon which he preached in his shroud, and died immediately after he concluded the same. To which is added an account of the holy life of Mr. Richard Brightley, Minister of Waltham Church in Leicestershire, and of his daily walking with God: how at several times he heard heavenly music when at prayer; and of many persons that appeared to him in white raiment in the fields which be called God's Field. Of the care he took of his parish during their visitation with many malignant and violent distempers. How as he was praying with fervent devotion one night at his chamber-window, he fell into a trance, and saw the fate of the damned in everlasting torments, and that of the blessed in celestial glory. And being then warned of death by the angel, he afterwards bought a shroud and coffin, and ordered his grave to be made, invited his customers to hear his last sermon, which he preached the Sunday following, having his shroud on, and his coffin before him; he then declared his vision how he saw Death riding on a pale horse, of the message he had given him to warn the inhabitants of the earth from the wrath to come, and of his dying in the pulpit when he had delivered the same. Lastly, his burial, and the harmonious music that was heard in the air during his interment. 12mo. n. d.
177. THE PROUD SQUIRE REFORMED, being a great
Example both to rich and poor, in an account of one Squire Howard living near the Town of Chard in Somersetshire : How he was in his grove, where he saw at a distance a poor labouring man by the side of a brook eating bread and drinking of water to satisfy his hunger and thirst, and then returned thanks to God for it. Here is likewise an account of the poor man's death, and the strange manner of the squire's reformation, when returning homewards, how he heard a noise, and an angel appeared and told him the richest man in the parish should die that night, &c. 12mo. n. d.
178. SOME PREDICTIONS OR PROPHESIES OF SOME OF
THE REVERENT AND WORTHY SERVANTS OF THE LORD, which hath been lying hid these many years, and is now found; and is thought proper to be published for the use and benefit of the present
age. 12mo. Glasgow, 1720. Contains,—1. Some words of a preface by Mr. John Welch, a little after the break of Bothwel-bridge. 2. Some notes of a preface by Mr. James Renwick. 3. Account of John Card. 4. A prediction of Mr. Peden's. 5. An apparition in the Castle of Edinburgh in the time of the English invading Scotland in 1651, or 1652. 6. Account given by Mr. Thomas Lundy, a godly minister at Rattery in the North, his sister, a lady in that county, who died anno 1693.