Peter Cunningham's New Jest Book

Peter Cunningham's New Jest Book

Or, Modern High Life Below Stairs. Containing The Newest, Drollest, Queerest, Compleatest, Most Comical, Most Facetious, and Best Collection (ever Offered to the Inhabitants of Great Britain and Ireland) Of AtDiverting Jests, Funny Jokes, Frolicksome Stories, Humorous Sayings, Entertaining Tales, Lively Bonmots, Pleasant Adventures, Keen Repartees, Merry Waggartes, Excellent Puns, Curious Bulls, Irish, Scotch, and English; Smart Quibbles, Agreeable Humbugs, Witty Gibes, and Other Flashes of Merriment. To Which Are Added, The Following Humorous and Agreeable Articles, Viz. New, Merry, and Ingenious Conundrums, Rebusses, Riddles, Epigrams, Epitaphs, Poems, Acrosties, and Other Witticisms. Together With An Entire New Selection of Toasts, Sentiments, Hobnobs, &c. at This Time Used in the Best Companies in London and Westminster. Calculated for Both Sexes, to Kill Care, to Banish Sorrow, and to Promote Mirth, Fun, Jollity, and Good Humour: Almost the Whole of This Work Being Really New, and Written on Purpose, by Peter Cunningham, Esq; Professor of Drollery at Oxford; Assisted by Bet Rigby, President of A Club of Female Wits in the Haymarket. Would You Be Eas'd of Care and Grief; Here Shall You Find A Sweet Relief; Read, and You'll Find in Ev'ry Page, True Wit and Humour to Engage

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Publisher: London : printed for Funny Joe, No. 16, Pater-Noster-Row; and sold by all booksellers and newscarriers in England, [1780?]
Characteristics: pp.[5],14-68,plate ; 120

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