The government of the tongue by the author of The whole duty of man, &c.


The government of the tongue by the author of The whole duty of man, &c.


Allestree, Richard, 1619-1681.

Fell, John, 1625-1686. (Electronic Enlightenment) (Library of Congress)

Sterne, Richard, 1596?-1683.

Pakington, Dorothy Coventry, Lady, d. 1679.

Henchman, Humphrey, 1592-1675.



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Attributed to Richard Allestree. Cf. BM, DNB. Variously ascribed also to John Fell, Richard Sterne, Lady Dortohy Pakington, Humphrey Henchman, and others. Cf. DNB. Table of contents: p. [16] Both Wing and Madan distinguish between two "editions" of 1667 [1677]: Wing A1137 (Madan 3133*), which is 12", lacks a frontispiece, and has an upper case "F" in "fifth impression" on the t.p., and Wing A1138 (Madan 3133), which is 8", has a lower case "f" and includes the frontispiece. Although the film identifies 856:1 as A1137, it is in fact identical to 705:5 with frontispiece, octavo binding, and an "f" on the t.p. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. Item at 856:1a with: The art of contentment / by the author of The whole duty of man, &c. [Oxford] : At the theater in Oxford, 1677.


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  • OTA: A23740
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  • DLPS: A23740
  • STC: Wing A1138
  • STC: ESTC R4579
  • EEBO-CITATION: 12085446
  • OCLC: ocm 12085446
  • VID: 53718