The progress of a rake

Publication Date1732
Remainderor, the Templar's exit. In ten cantos, in hudibrastick verse. Containing I. His coming out of the West of England, being put under the Care of his Uncle, a Middlesex Justice. II. His Learning at Westminster-School; and his creeping to Bed with the Maid, for fear of the Spirits. III. His going to Brasen-Nose College at Oxford; being expell'd for his Debaucheries; and Return into the Country; with his Whoring, Roaring, Ranting, Swearing, Fighting, &c. IV. His coming again to London; falling among Pettifoggers, and Solicitors; and the Disputes among his Friends, whether he should be a Priest, a Lawyer, or a Physician. V. His following all three successively; and his vast Improvement in each Faculty, especially that of a Cushion-Thumper. VI. His Natural Philosophy; other natural Parts, and natural Impudence. Vii. His Conversation with old Bauds, young Whores, and Town Sharpers. Viii. His ruining his Reputation, Estate, and Constitution. IX. His Pains, and Repentance; Sickness without Pity; and Misery without Mercy. X. His Death by a Halter; Burial by a Dunghil; and Funeral-Sermon by a converted Rake of Covent-Garden. The whole interspers'd with innocent Mirth, good Morals, and too much of the Author's own Experience. By the author of The harlot's progress
Publisherprinted for B. Dickinson at Inigo Jones's Head, against Exeter-Exchange in the Strand; and R. Montague at the General Post-Office in Great Queen-Street, near Drury-Lane: and sold by E. Nutt, and J. Brotherton at the Royal-Exchange; A. Dodd near Temple-Bar; J. Brindly in Bond-Street; J. Jolliff in St. James's Street; Mr. Critchly at Charing-Cross; and J. Stagg, in Westminster-Hall

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