Richard Ames

(1660 ca.-1693)

The printer John Dunton reports that Richard Ames, a now-forgotten denizen of Grub-street, was originally a "coat-seller" and that "wine and women were the great bane of his life and happiness."


1691A Search after Wit; or, a Visitation of the Authors.
1691The Pleasures of Love and Marriage.


Sylvia's revenge: or a satyr against man. 1688.
The folly of love: or an essay upon satyr against woman. 1691.
A letter from Leghorn, March 24, 1690-91, 1691.
An elegy on the death of Dr. Thomas Saffold. 1691.
The pleasures of love and marriage: a poem. 1691.
The siege and surrender of Mons: a tragicomedy. 1691.
Islington-wells: or the three-penny-academy. 1691.
The search after claret: or a visitation of the vintners. 1691.
A search after wit: or a visitation of the authors. 1691.
A farther search after claret. 1691.
The last search after claret in Southwark. 1691.
An auction of whores. 1691.
Lawyerus bootatus and spurratus: or the long vacation. 1691.
The female fire-ships: a satyr against whoring. 1691.
The character of a bigotted prince. 1691.
An elegy upon the death of that learned, pious and laborious minister of Jesus Christ, Mr. Richard Baxter. 1691.
A dialogue between claret and Derby-ale. 1692.
The Jacobite conventicle. 1692.
Sylvia's complaint of her sexes unhappiness: being the second part of Sylvia's revenge. 1692.
An elegy upon the death of that brave sea-commander, Rear-admiral Carter. 1692.
Britannia victrix, or the triumphs of the royal navy: a Pindarick poem. 1692.
The double descent. 1692.
The present state of England: a vision. 1692.
Fatal friendship: or the drunkard's misery. 1693.
The rake: or the libertine's religion. 1693.
The bacchanalian sessions, with A farewell to wine. 1693.