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MEMOIRS of the Life and Writings (Prose and Verse) of R-ch-d G-rd-nr, Esq., alias Dick Merry-fellow of Serious and Facerious Memory, 8vo, half calf, gilt, 6s. 61.

1782

16 Facetiæ-Memoirs of the Life and Writings (Prose and Verse) of R-ch-d G-rd-nr., Esq., alias Dick Merry Fellow, of Serious and Facetious Memory, 8vo, old calf, scarce, 1782 68 A very curious and interesting Miscellany, the author of which is said to have been born at Saffron Walden, in Essex.

OF THE

LIFE and

WRITINGS

(PROSE AND VERSE)

OF

R-CH--D G-RD-N-R, Esq.

Alias

DICK MERRY-FELLOW,

Of Serious and Facetious Memory!

AUTHOR of
The HISTORY of PUDICA;

The CONTEST;
An ELEGY on the death of LETTERS to Sir HH-
Lady Afgill ;

and T-W-C-, Esq.
An Expedition to the Weft AFRAGMENT;
Indias;

The TRIPPING-JURY;
The Lynn MAGAZINE ; NAVAL-REGISTER,&c.

" A man who has much Wit, but too little DISCRETION ; one

s who has TALENTS sufficient to adorn the best subjects,
“6 and to give some consequence even to the worst; but
“ who has (except in a few cases) been so unfortunate in his
“ choice of SUBJECTS, that our smiles are frequently mixed
“ with paix, and our admiration with disgust."

CHARACTER, 1768.

L O N D ON:
Printed for G. KEARSLY, Fleet-street; and M, BOOTH,

NORWICH.
January 1, 1782.

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PRELUD I o.

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EST the abilities and character

of this Gentleman should suffer by an improper application of his juvenile and adult performances, whether satirical or political, to the purposes of malice or party, we are induced, from the purest motives, and in justice to his memory, to offer the following account of his LIFE and WRITINGS,

which we

are

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