Misery is vertues whetstone, Reliquiæ Gethinianæ, or, Some remains of the most ingenious and excellent lady, Grace Lady Gethin, lately deceased : being a collection of choice discourses, pleasant apothegmes, and witty sentences : written by her for the most part, by way of essay, and at spare hours. : published by her nearest rellations to preserve her memory, and digested for method's sake under proper heads ...
- The third edition, with a copy of verses written by Mr. Congreve ; unto which is added a funeral sermon with the inscription on her monument.
- London : Printed for John Graves, 1703.
- Physical Description:
- , 3-7, , 90, , 28 [i.e. 24] p.,  leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill., port. ; 20 cm. (4to)
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Signatures: A²A2³ l al B-M⁴ Nl ²A⁴ ³A⁴ ³C-D⁴
"Inscription on the Lady Gethin's Monument" that appears on ²A3 is reprinted on ³D4 but cancelled with a piece of blank paper pasted over it.
Final page misnumbered 28.
Frontispiece mezzotint portrait by William Faithorne and E. Cooper after A. Dickson.
Dedication signed J.M.; "Epistle dedicatory" signed F.G.
"A funeral sermon preached on the decease of Grace Lady Gethin ..." by Peter Birch, has special t. p. (London : Printed by D. Edwards, 1700) and separate pagination. References: Wing, B2937.
- Subject Terms:
- Edwards, D. -- Printer.Graves, John -- Publisher.
- Mezzotints -- 1703.
Engravings -- 1703.
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Gethin, Grace, Lady, 1676-1697, Misery is vertues whetstone,, 1703
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