A helpe to discourse. Or, A miscelany of merriment Consisting of wittie, philosophical and astronomicall questions and answers. As also, of epigrams, epitaphs, riddles, and iests. Together with the countrymans counsellour, next his yearely oracle or prognostication to consult with. Contayning diuers necessary rules and obseruations of much vse and consequence being knowne. By W.B. and E.P.

Title

A helpe to discourse. Or, A miscelany of merriment Consisting of wittie, philosophical and astronomicall questions and answers. As also, of epigrams, epitaphs, riddles, and iests. Together with the countrymans counsellour, next his yearely oracle or prognostication to consult with. Contayning diuers necessary rules and obseruations of much vse and consequence being knowne. By W.B. and E.P.

Author

Basse, William, d. ca. 1653, attributed name.

Phillips, Edward, 1630-1696?, attributed name.

Pond, Edward, d. 1629, attributed name.

Date

1619

Place of Publication

London

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Editorial Practice

Often attributed to William Basse, Edward Phillips or Edward Pond; this attribution, however, is doubtful. L5r is a separate dated title page, reading: The country-mans counsellor. Or Necessary addition to his yearely oracle, or prognostication. Calculated by art, as a tutor for their helpe, that otherwise buy more then they vnderstand. .. By E.P. Philomathem. Imperfect; leaves D6,7 and several leaves following N10 lacking. Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.

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Identifiers
  • OTA: A05326
  • PURL: http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/A05326
  • DLPS: A05326
  • STC: STC 1547
  • STC: ESTC S117185
  • EEBO-CITATION: 99852400
  • PROQUEST: 99852400
  • VID: 17721