CHEAP REPOSITORY. THE HACKNEY COACHMAN; OR, The Way to get a good Fare. To the Tune of "I wish I was a Fisherman," &c.


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THE HACKNEY COACHMAN; OR, The Way to get a good Fare.

I AM a bold Coachman and drive a good Hack,
With a coat of five capes that quite covers my back;
And my wife keeps a sausage-shop not many miles
From the narrowest alley in all Broad St. Giles.
[Page 4] Tho' poor we are honest and very content,
We pay as we go for meat, drink, and for rent;
To work all the week I am able and willing,
I never get drunk, and I waste not a shilling.
What tho' at a tavern my gentleman tarries,
Why the coachman grows richer than he whom he carries;
And I'd rather (say I) since it saves me from sin,
Be the Driver without than the Toper within.
For the dram-shop I hate and the dram-drinking friend,
Yet I'm not quite so good but I wish I may mend;
I repent of my sins since we all are deprav'd,
For a Coachman, I hold, has a soul to be sav'd.
When a riotous multitude fills up a street,
And the greater part know not, boys, wherefore they meet;
[Page 5] If I see there is mischief I never go there,
Let others get tipsy, so I get my fare.
Now to church if I take some good lady to pray,
It grieves me full sore to be kept quite away;
So I step thro' the door-way, for here 'tis the sin,
To loiter without when one might enter in.
Then my glasses are whole, and my coach is so neat,
I am always the first to be call'd in the street;
And I'm known by the name ('tis a name rather rare)
Of the Coachman that never asks more than his fare.
Tho' my beasts should be dull yet I don't use them ill;
Tho' they stumble I swear not, nor cut them up hill;
For I firmly believe there's no charm in an oath
That can make a Nag trot when to walk he is loth.
And tho' I'm a Coachman, I'll freely confess,
I beg of my Maker my labors to bless;
I praise him each morning, and pray every night,
And 'tis this makes my heart feel so cheerful and light.
When I drive to a Fun'ral I care not for drink,
That is not the moment to guzzle, but think;
And I wish I cou'd add both of Coachman and Master,
That both of us strove to amend a bit faster.



This Day are PUBLISHED,

  • Price 1d. ½ each, or 6s. 9d. per 100—50 for 3s. 9d. 25 for 2s. 3d,
  • Watts's Hymns for Children, complete, with Prayers.
  • 4s. 6d. per 100—50 for 2s. 6d.—25 for 1s. 6d.
  • Tom White the Postillion, Part I.
  • The Two Shoemakers, Part I.
  • Shepherd of Salisbury Plain, Part I.
  • The Two Soldiers.
  • Life of Wm. Baker, with his Funeral Sermon, by the Rev. Mr. Gilpin.
  • History of the Plague in London, with suitable Thoughts,
  • The Lancashire Collier Girl.
  • 2s. 3d. per 100.—50 for 1s. 3d. 25 for 9d.
  • The Carpenter; or, the Danger of Evil Company.
  • A New History of a True Book, in Verse.
  • The Market Woman, a True Tale, in Verse.
  • The Roguish Miller, or nothing got by Cheating, a True Ballad.
  • Indentures; or, Apprentice's Monitor.
  • The Gin-Shop, or a Peep at a Prison, in Verse.
  • Fable of the Old Man and the Bundle of Sticks.
  • The Horse Race.
  • Wonderful Escapes from Shipwreck.
  • Husbandry Moralized, or Pleasant Sunday Reading, for a Far­mer's Kitchen, Part I.
  • True Stories of Two Good Negroes.
  • Providential Detections of Murders, by H. Fielding, Esq.
  • Advantages of Religion.
On the 1st of June, 1795, was published,
  • The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain, Part II.
  • —The Beggarly Boy.
  • —Wild Robert, a Ballad.
On the 1st of July,
  • Daniel in the Den of Lions.
  • —The Good Mother's Legacy.
  • —Patient Joe, a Ballad.
On the 1st of August.
  • Hints to all Ranks of People.
  • —The Happy Waterman.
  • —The Riot, a Ballad.
  • —The Plowboy's Dream, a Ballad.
On the 1st of September,
  • [Page]Tom White, Part II.
  • —Noah's Flood.
  • —Dame Andrews, a Ballad.
On the 1st of October,
  • Harvest Home.
  • —Two Farmers, Part I.
  • —The Honest Miller, a Ballad.
On the 1st of November,
  • The Parable of the Vineyard.
  • —The Two Farmers, Part II.
  • —The Sorrows of Yamba, a Ballad.
On the 1st of December,
  • The Troubles of Life.
  • —Sorrowful Sam.
  • —Merry Christ­mas, a Carol.
On the 1st of January, 1796.
  • New Thoughts on the New Year.
  • —The History of Mary Wood, the Housemaid.
  • —Robert and Richard, a Ballad.
On the 1st of February,
  • The Touchstone; or, the Way to know a good Christian.
  • —The Apprentice turned Master; or, the Two Shoe­makers, Part II.
  • —The Story of Sinful Sally. Told by herself, a Ballad.
On the 1st of March,
  • Onesimus; or, the Run-away Servant converted.
  • —Idle Jack Brown; or, the Two Shoemakers, Part III.
  • —Shop­keeper, Part I.
On the 1st of April,
  • Conversion of St. Paul.
  • —Jack Brown in Prison; or, the Two Shoemakers. Part IV.
  • —Shopkeeper, Part II.
On the 1st of May,
  • The General Resurrection, Part I.
  • —The History of Charles Jones the Footman, written by Himself.
  • —The Hackney Coachman; or, the Way to get a Good Fare, a Ballad.
On the 1st of June,
  • Carrying Religion into the Common Business of Life.
  • —The Cheapside Apprentice.
  • —The Election Song, a Ballad.
On the 1st of July,
  • Look at Home; or, the Accusers Accused.
  • —The Gamester.
  • —Turn the Carpet; or, the Two Weavers, a Ballad.

And other Pieces on a similar Plan, on the 1st of every Month.

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