The Prompter; or a Commentary on Common Sayings & Subjects, which are full of Common Sense, The Best Sense in the World.

[Leominster]: Printed by Charles Prentiss, Sept. 1797.

Price: $350.00

About the item

Second Leominster Edition. Pp. 91, [2 pages publisher's advertisements]. 1 vols. 12mo. Later half-sheep over marbled boards. Rubbed, spine torn, hole and tear in advertisement leaf affecting ads, some browning and foxing, notes on pastedown, with the very precise near-contemporary signature of John D. W. Williams on blank and first page of text, else very good. Sabin 102383 for first edition.

Item #35147

An examination of such expressions as “When a man's name is up, he may lie abed till noon,” “She carries the Bell,” “It is just as the fit takes him,” “A Stitch in time saves nine,” and “He has come out at the little end of the horn”.