THE HISTORY OF POMPEY THE LITTLE
by
FRANCIS COVENTRY

Bibliographic and Editorial note

Introduction
by Edmund Gosse

Title Page

Frontispiece.
A Portrait of Pompey the Little

BOOK I.

CHAP. I.
A panegyric upon dogs, together with some observations on modern novels and romances.

CHAP. II.
The birth, parentage, education, and travels of a lap-dog.

CHAP. III.
Our hero arrives in England. A conversation between two ladies concerning his master.

CHAP. IV.
Another conversation between Hillario and a celebrated lady of quality.

CHAP. V.
The character of Lady Tempest, with some particulars of her servants and family.

CHAP. VI.
Our hero becomes a dog of the town, and shines in high-life.

CHAP. VII.
Containing a curious dispute on the immortality of the soul.

CHAP. VIII.
Containing various and sundry matters.

CHAP. IX.
Containing what the reader will know, if he reads it.

CHAP. X.
The Genealogy of a Cat, and other odd Matters, which the great Critics of the Age will call improbable and unnatural.

CHAP. XI.
The history of a modish marriage; the description of a coffee-house, and a very grave political debate on the good of the nation.

CHAP. XII.
A description of Counsellor Tanturian.

CHAP. XIII.
A short chapter, containing all the wit, and all the spirit, and all the pleasure of modern young gentlemen.

CHAP. XIV.
Our hero falls into great misfortunes.

BOOK II.

CHAP. I.
A Dissertation upon Nothing.

CHAP. II.
Fortune grows favourable to our hero, and restores him to high-life.

CHAP. III.
A long chapter of characters.

CHAP. IV.
The characters of the foregoing chapter exemplified. An irreparable misfortune befalls our hero.

CHAP V.
Relating the history of a milliner

CHAP. VI.
Another long chapter of characters.

CHAP. VII.
A sad disaster befalls Sir Thomas Frippery in the night, and a worse in the day.

CHAP. VIII.
A description of a drum.

CHAP. IX.
In which several things are touched upon.

CHAP. X.
Describing the miseries of a garretteer poet.

CHAP. XI.
Showing the ill effects of ladies having the vapours.

CHAP. XII
Our Hero goes to the University of Cambridge.

CHAP. XIII.
The character of a Master of Arts at a university.

CHAP XIV.
Another college character.

CHAP. XV.
A prodigious short Chapter

CHAP. XVI.
Pompey returns to London, and occasions a remarkable dispute in the Mall.

CHAP. XVII.
A terrible misfortune happens to our hero, which brings his history to a conclusion.

CHAP. XVIII.
The Conclusion.