The life and memoirs of Mr. Ephraim Tristram Bates, commonly called Corporal Bates, a broken hearted soldier : who, from a private centinel in the guards, was, from his merits, advanced, regularly, to be corporal serjeant, and pay-master serjeant, and had he lived a few days longer, might have died a commission-officer, to the great loss of his lamentable lady, whose marriage he had intended to declare as soon as his commission was signed, and who, to make up for the loss of so dear an husband, and her pension, which then no Duke on earth could have hindered, in order to put bread in the mouths of seven small children, the youngest now at her breast, the sweet creatures being two twins, publishes these memoirs from the original papers, sealed up with the seal of dear Mr. Bates, and found, exactly as he mentioned in his last will and testament, in an oven, never used, where, in his life time, he secreted many state papers, &c. &c. &c.
- Other Title:
- Life and memoirs of Mr. Ephraim Bates
- London : Printed by Malachi **** for Edith Bates, relict of the aforesaid Mr. Bates, and sold by W. Owen ..., Anno MDCCLVI 
238,  pages ; 17 cm (12mo)
- d-he ofe- eys yoto (3) 1766 (R)
- Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Fiction -- Early works to 1800.
English fiction -- 18th century.
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- 18th century.
Booksellers' advertisements -- England -- 18th century
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
Woodcut head-piece and tail-pieces.
Type ornament factotums and head-pieces.
"With a final advertisement leaf."--ESTC.
- Local notes:
- Day Sterne Collection copy imperfect: leaf K12 (advertisement leaf) wanting.
Kislak Center Day Sterne Collection copy acquired from Geoffrey Day in 2018.
Day Sterne Collection copy has illustrated bookplate of Lewis Perry Curtis on front pastedown.
Day Sterne Collection copy has bookseller's printed description of this copy laid in.
- Penn Provenance:
- Mendenhall, John C. (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy 2)
Singer, Jacob (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy 1)
Singer, Leah (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy 1)
Singer, Godfrey F. (Singer-Mendenhall honoree) (copy 1)
Day, Geoffrey (former owner) (Day Sterne Collection copy)
Curtis, Lewis Perry, 1900-1976 (bookplate) (Day Sterne Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- ESTC T77673
- Owen, W. (William), -1793, bookseller.
Geoffrey Day Collection of Laurence Sterne (University of Pennsylvania)
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
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