The Miseries of Human Life?

“The Miseries of Human Life; or the Groans of Samuel Sensitive, and Timothy Testy; with a Few Supplementary Sighs from Mrs Testy. In Twelve Dialogues as Overheard by James Beresford, A. M. Fellow of Merton College Oxford” – to give it its full title!

A curious title; a precursor to “Private Eye”? This satirical little tome, is very William Hogarth in tone, as was another I came across the other day; “The Natural History of Stuck-up People”.