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History of English Humour, Vol. 2   By: (1832-1915)

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HISTORY OF ENGLISH HUMOUR

With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour.

by

THE REV. A. G. L'ESTRANGE,

Author of "The Life of the Rev. William Harness," "From the Thames to the Tamar," Etc.

In Two Volumes.

Vol. II.

London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 13, Great Marlborough Street. 1878. All rights reserved.

CONTENTS OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

CHAPTER I.

Burlesque Parody The "Splendid Shilling" Prior Pope Ambrose Philips Parodies of Gray's Elegy Gay 1

CHAPTER II.

Defoe Irony Ode to the Pillory The "Comical Pilgrim" The "Scandalous Club" Humorous Periodicals Heraclitus Ridens The London Spy The British Apollo 22

CHAPTER III.

Swift "Tale of a Tub" Essays Gulliver's Travels Variety of Swift's Humour Riddles Stella's Wit Directions for Servants Arbuthnot 44

CHAPTER IV.

Steele The Funeral The Tatler Contributions of Swift Of Addison Expansive Dresses "Bodily Wit" Rustic Obtuseness Crosses in Love Snuff taking 62

CHAPTER V.

Spectator The Rebus Injurious Wit The Everlasting Club The Lovers' Club Castles in the Air The Guardian Contributions by Pope "The Agreeable Companion" The Wonderful Magazine Joe Miller Pivot Humour 77

CHAPTER VI.

Sterne His Versatility Dramatic Form Indelicacy Sentiment and Geniality Letters to his Wife Extracts from his Sermons Dr. Johnson 99

CHAPTER VII.

Dodsley "A Muse in Livery" "The Devil's a Dunce" "The Toy Shop" Fielding Smollett 113

CHAPTER VIII.

Cowper Lady Austen's Influence "John Gilpin" "The Task" Goldsmith "The Citizen of the World" Humorous Poems Quacks Baron M√ľnchausen 127

CHAPTER IX.

The Anti Jacobin Its Objects and Violence "The Friends of Freedom" Imitation of Latin Lyrics The "Knife Grinder" The "Progress of Man" 141

CHAPTER X.

Wolcott Writes against the Academicians Tales of a Hoy "New Old Ballads" "The Sorrows of Sunday" Ode to a Pretty Barmaid Sheridan Comic Situations "The Duenna" Wits 150

CHAPTER XI.

Southey Drolls of Bartholomew Fair The "Doves" Typographical Devices Puns Poems of Abel Shufflebottom 164

CHAPTER XII.

Lamb His Farewell to Tobacco Pink Hose On the Melancholy of Tailors Roast Pig 175

CHAPTER XIII.

Byron Vision of Judgment Lines to Hodgson Beppo Humorous Rhyming Profanity of the Age 184

CHAPTER XIV.

Theodore Hook Improvisatore Talent Poetry Sydney Smith The "Dun Cow" Thomas Hood Gin Tylney Hall John Trot Barham's Legends 196

CHAPTER XVI.

Douglas Jerrold Liberal Politics Advantages of Ugliness Button Conspiracy Advocacy of Dirt The "Genteel Pigeons" 207

CHAPTER XVII.

Thackeray His Acerbity The Baronet The Parson Medical Ladies Glorvina "A Serious Paradise" 216

CHAPTER XVIII.

Dickens Sympathy with the Poor Vulgarity Geniality Mrs. Gamp Mixture of Pathos and Humour Lever and Dickens compared Dickens' power of Description General Remarks 226

CHAPTER XIX.

Variation Constancy Influence of Temperament Of Observation Bulls Want of Knowledge Effects of Emotion Unity of the Sense of the Ludicrous 241

CHAPTER XX.

Definition Difficulties of forming one of Humour 276

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