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A COMPANION ...
A companion for a leisure hour: being a collection of fugitive pieces, in prose and verse. By several gentlemen.
London: printed for J. Almon, 1769.
[iii]--vi, 164 p., engr. frontis. ; 15.7 cm. (8º)

A collection of fugitive pieces by contemporary writers, apparently edited by Samuel Derrick; one of the pieces is a verse epigram addressed to him by David Garrick (Knapp 177). Others represented here include James Beattie, David Garrick, William Woty, Soame Jenyns and Robert Lloyd. There are also four pieces by Goldsmith and one by Samuel Johnson, whose poem 'On a lady's presenting a sprig of myrtle to a gentleman' is reprinted here on pp. 151--2. ESTC t76197.

Copy Notes Lacking a half-title? Bound as vol. 8 of an eight-volume set with a set of The new foundling hospital for wit as vols 1--6, and the first volume of A fugitive miscellany, 1774 (q.v.) as vol. 8, also published by Almon. The set was bought from Thomas Boone for 16s., 24 April 1806. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, maroon spine-label gilt-lettered 'Fugitive Pieces 8'.

Reference Number 1547


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