The Rake's progress; or, The humours of Drury-Lane. A poem. In eight Canto's. In hudibrastick verse

Publication Date1735
RemainderBeing the ramble of a modern Oxonian; which is a compleat key to the eight prints lately published by the celebrated Mr. Hogarth. I. A description of the miser his father; his being bred a Quaker; turning Churchman; his skill in Parish-offices; the education of the son; his intrigue at Oxford; the old one dies; he comes to his estate; and the humour of the lawyer palming the cole. II. He sets up for a fine gentleman; directs the opera's; an encomium on the immortal F-ll-i; his levee; a digression on the modern diversions of the town, and the masters of the several fashionable sciences, D-s the fencer, E- the dancer, the bully, the poet, &c. ... VI. He takes to gaming, frequents L-d M-ns; loses all his money; a gaming scene at night; an elogium on sharpers; and an invective against gaming. VII. He is carried over to the Fleet; description of the prisoners, viz. the politician and the chimist; he turns author, writes a play, sends it to Mr. R-ch, which is refused because 'tis too good. Some observations on the treatment of authors; Sally faints; the old woman, the jailor, and the Ale-house boy, open at once. VIII. He is discharged from prison; shuned by his acquaintance; runs mad; is carried to Bedlam; a description of it; of the several sorts of madmen, with the humours of that scene
PublisherPrinted for J. Chettwood, and sold at Inigo Jones's Head against Exeter-Change in the Strand

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