Sir John Fielding's jests; or, new fun for the parlour and kitchen: being The Smartest, Wittiest, and Drollest Collection of Original Jests, Jokes, Repartees, &c. ever yet published. Containing, Particularly the following Facetious and Merry Variety, viz. The Newest Jests Lively Puns Most Poignant Repartees, Choice Bonmots, Strange Blunders, Humorous Adventures Pleasant Tales, New Conundrums, Puzzling Riddles, Queer Sayings, Comical Hobnobs, Laughable Anecdotes, Droll Stories, Best Rebusses, Most curious Epitaphs, Keen and Satyrical Epigrams, Approved Aenigmas, Irish Bulls, Witty Quibbles, Diverting Acrostics, Arch Waggaries, Temporary Squibs, Merry Poems, and Other Wittieisms, &c. &c. Among which are particularly noticed all those jokes that have passed upon various examinations at the Public office, before the late Sir John Fielding and other Magistrates , and which have occasioned even Justice itself to relax and give Countenance to a Smile. The whole Carefully transcribed from Original Manuscript Remarks, and Notes made on such Occasions, and at the Shakespeare, Bedford Arms, and Rose Taverns; Bedford and Piazza Coffee Houses; Jupps, and other Places of Evening Entertainment and Convivial Mirth, near Covent-Garden; where the above Celebrated Genius and his Jovial Companions (the drollest Wits of the present Age) usually met to Kill Care and promote the Practice of Mirth and Good Humour. Compiled by a Justice of the Peace.

Publication Date1781
Publisherprinted for the editor; and sold by Alex. Hogg, No. 16, Pater-Noster Row; T. Lewis, Great Russel-Street, Covent-Garden; and by all other Booksellers in Town and Country


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