C H R O N O N H O T O N T H O L O G O S

The Tragedy of Chrononhotonthologos:
The most tragical tragedy
that ever was tragediz'd
by any company of tragedians,

by Henry Carey (c1687-1743)
but variously published under the pseudonym
     Benjamin Bounce, esq., or
     Robert Carey [pseud.]





"America - My Country 'Tis of Thee"
Text by Samuel F. Smith
Music by Henry Carey,
  tune of "God save the King"
Chrononhotonthologos Street in Ankh-Morpork

Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)!

#887. Blusterer. -- N. blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, roisterer[obs], brawler; fanfaron[obs]; braggart &c. (boaster) 884; bully, terrorist, rough; bulldozer [U. S.], hoodlum, hooligan*, larrikin[obs], roarer*; Mohock, Mohawk; drawcansir[obs], swashbuckler, Captain Bobadil, Sir Lucius O'Trigger, Thraso, Pistol, Parolles, Bombastes Furioso[obs], Hector, Chrononhotonthologos[obs]; jingo; desperado, dare-devil, fire eater; fury, &c. (violent person) 173; rowdy; slang-whanger*[obs], tough [U. S.].

P2.3.2.3.6.5.34 Blusterer (R887) #887. Blusterer.
N. blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer.
bully, meanie[coll].
rough, roughneck; tough [U.S.]; rowdy.
{{has_subtype: @R884, braggart, boaster}}.
{{used_by(threat)}} saber-rattler.
{{has_subtype: @P2.3.2.3.6.5.44.1, brawler; barroom brawler}}.
fanfaron[obs3]; bulldozer [U. S.], hoodlum, hooligan, larrikin[obs3], roarer[coll.]; Mohock, Mohawk; drawcansir[obs3], swashbuckler.
{{has_metaphor}} Captain Bobadil; Sir Lucius O'Trigger, Thraso, Pistol, Parolles, Bombastes Furioso[obs3], Hector, Chrononhotonthologos[obs3].
jingo; desperado, dare-devil, fire eater; fury, &c. (violent person) R173; slang-whanger[obs3].

Go call a coach, and let a coach be called,
And let the man who calleth be the caller;
And in his calling let him nothing call,
But Coach! Coach! Coach! O for a coach, ye gods!
Chrononhotonthologos.

Fadladinda says to Tatlanthe (3 syl):
"Pity that you who've served so long and well
Should die a virgin, and lead apes in hell."
H. Carey: Chrononhotonthologos.

Chronon-hoton-thologos [ch = k]. A burlesque pomposo in Henry Carey's farce, so called. Anyone who delivers an inflated address.

"Aldiborontephoscophornio, where left you Chrononhotonthologos?"- H. Carey.

Chrononhotonthologos, Stage production

The Young Widow comes from the Horace Vincent manuscript tune book. The Black Joke was a very popular and extremely vulgar and bawdy street song in England, and was a huge success in the New World as well. It was played as a dance tune as early as 1734 when it appeared in the Henry Carey's burlesque stage piece Chrononhotonthologos. The tune (with varied melody) started appearing in American collections (with dancing instructions) in the 1780s. This version is from Henry Beck's book, dated 1786.

Source !-- -->
Let the singing singers
With vocal voices, most vociferous
In sweet vociferation out-vociferize
Even sound itself.
- Henry Carey, CHRONONHOTONTHOLOGOS

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Title:         A collection of the most esteemed farces and
                  entertainments performed on the British stage ...
Edition:       New ed.
Published:     Edinburgh, C. Elliot, 1786.
Description:   4 v. fronts. 18 cm.
LC Call No.:   PR1251.C6
Notes:         Lettering above front.: Farces. Supplement to the
                  British theatre.
               A 5th and 6th vol. were added later, 1788. cf.
                  B.M. Cat., Lowndes, etc.
               v. 1. The guardian, by David Garrick. The
                  apprentice, by Arthur Murphy. The anatomist; or, The sham
                  doctor, by Edward Ravenscroft. Florizel and Perdita; or, The
                  sheep-shearing, altered from Shakespeare. High life below
                  stairs, by David Garrick. The mock doctor; or, The dumb lady
                  cur'd, by Henry Fielding. Taste, by Samuel Foote. The
                  upholsterere; or, What news? by Arthur Murphy. Lethe; or,
                  ísop in the shades, by David Garrick. The knights, by Samuel
                  Foote. The deuce is in him, by Geo. Coleman. The sultan; or,
                  A peep into the seraglio. The chaplet; a musical
                  entertainment, by Moses Mendez. Miss in her teens; or, The
                  medley of lovers, by David Garrick.--v. 2. The mayor of
                  Garrat, by Samuel Foote. The reprisal; or, The tars of old
                  England, by Dr. Smollet. The devil to pay; or, The wives
                  metamorphos'd, by Charles Coffey. The lying valet, by David
                  Garrick. The virgin unmask'd, by Henry Fielding. The lyar, by
                  Samuel Foote. The cunning man, a musical entertainment, by
                  Dr. Charles Burney. The old maid, by Mr. Murphy. Thomas and
                  Sally; or, The sailor's return, by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff.
                  Chrononhotonthologos, by Mr. Henry Carey. Neck or nothing, by
                  David Garrick. The lottery, by Henry Fielding. The musical
                  lady, by George Coleman. Midas, a burletta, by Kane
                  O'Hara.--v. 3. The citizen, by Arthur Murphy. The toy-shop,
                  by Mr. Dodsley. The golden pippin, by Mr. O'Hara. The
                  Englishman in Paris, by Samuel Foote. The Englishman return'd
                  from Paris, by Samuel Foote. The intriguing chambermaid, by
                  Henry Fielding. Polly Honeycombe, by George Coleman. Captain
                  O'Blunder; or, The brave Irishman, by Thomas Sheridan. The
                  author, by Samuel Foote. The miller of mansfield, by Mr.
                  Dodsley. The padlock, by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff. Catharine and
                  Petruchio, by David Garrick. The register - office, by Joseph
                  Reed. Cymon, altered from Mr. Garrick.--v. 4. The twins; or,
                  Which is which? by Mr. Woods. The deserter, by CV. Dibdin.
                  The commissary, by Samuel Foote. Edgar and Emmeline, by Dr.
                  Hawkesworth. The rival candidates, by Dr. Bate. Three weeks
                  after marriage; or, What we must all come to, by Arthur
                  Murphy. Bon ton; or, High life above stairs, by David
                  Garrick. Comus, altered from Milton, by Mr. Colman. The
                  orators, by Samuel Foote. All the world's a stage, by Mr.
                  Jackman. The contrivances, by Mr. Harry Carey. Flora; or, Hob
                  in the well, by Mr. Colly Cilber. The spirit of
                  contradiction, by a gentleman of Cambridge. The patron, by
                  Samuel Foote. Bucks have at ye all, by David Garrick.
Subjects:      English farces -- 18th century. [from old
                  catalog]
Other authors: Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
                  DLC [from old catalog]
Control No.:   9603455

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Title:         A Collection of the most esteemed farces and
                  entertainments performed on the British stage.
Published:     Edinburgh, C. Elliot, 1782-83.
Description:   4 v. 18 cm.
LC Call No.:   PR1251.C6 1782
Notes:         v. 1. The guardian, by David Garrick. The
                  apprentice, by Arthur Murphy. The anatomist; or, The sham
                  doctor, by Edward Ravenscroft. Florizel and Perdita; or, The
                  sheep-shearing, altered from Shakespear's Winter's tale. High
                  life below stairs, by David Garrick. The mock doctor; or, The
                  dumb lady cur'd, by Henry Fielding. Taste, by Samuel Foote.
                  The upholsterer; or, What news? by Arthur Murphy. Lethe; or,
                  ísop in the shades, by David Garrick. The knights, by Samuel
                  Foote. The deuce is in him, by Geo. Coleman. The Sultan; or,
                  A peep into the seraglio. The chaplet; a musical
                  entertainment, by Moses Mendez. Miss in her teens; or, The
                  medley of lovers, by David Garrick.-- v. 2. The mayor of
                  Garrat, by Samuel Foote. The reprisal; or, The tars of old
                  England, by Dr. Smollet. The Devil to pay; or, The wives
                  metamorphos'd, by Charles Coffey. The lying valet, by David
                  Garrick. The virgin unmask'd, by Henry Fielding. The lyar, by
                  Samuel Foote. The cunning man, a musical entertainment, by
                  Dr. Charles Burney. The old maid, by Mr. Murphy. Thomas and
                  Sally; or, The sailor's return, by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff.
                  Chrononhotonthologos, by Mr. Henry Carey. Neck or nothing, by
                  David Garrick. The lottery, by Henry Fielding. The musical
                  lady, by George Coleman. Midas, a burletta, by Kane O'Hara.--
                  v. 3. The citizen, by Arthur Murphy. The toyshop, by Mr.
                  Dodsley. The golden pippin, by Mr. O'Hara. The Englishman in
                  Paris, by Samuel Foote. The Englishman return'd from Paris,
                  by Samuel Foote. The intriguing chambermaid, by Henry
                  Fielding. Polly Honeycombe, by George Coleman. Captain
                  O'Blunder; or, The brave Irishman, by Thomas Sheridan. The
                  author, by Samuel Foote. The miller of Mansfield, by Mr.
                  Dodsley. The padlock, by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff. Catharine and
                  Petruchio, by David Garrick. The register-office, by Joseph
                  Reed. Cymon, altered from Mr. Garrick.-- v. 4. The twins; or,
                  which is which? by Mr. Woods. The deserter, by C. Dibdin. The
                  commissary, by Samuel Foote. Edgar and Emmeline, by Dr.
                  Hawkesworth. The rival candidates, by Dr. Bate. Three weeks
                  after marriage; or, what we must all come to, by Arthur
                  Murphy. Bonton; or, High life above stairs, by David Garrick.
                  Comus, altered from Milton, by Mr. Colman. The orators, by
                  Samuel Foote. All the world's a stage, by Mr. Jackman. The
                  contrivances, by Mr. Harry Carey. Flora; or, Hob in the well,
                  by Mr. Colley Cibber. The spirit of contradiction, by a
                  gentleman of Cambridge. The Patron, by Samuel Foote. Bucks
                  have at ye all, by David Garrick.
Subjects:      English farces -- 18th century. [from old
                  catalog]
Other authors: Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
                  DLC [from old catalog]
Control No.:   6837411

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Title:         A Collection of the most esteemed farces and
                  entertainments performed on the British stage.
Published:     Edinburgh, C. Elliot, 1782-83.
Description:   4 v. 18 cm.
LC Call No.:   PR1251.C6 1782
Notes:         v. 1. The guardian, by David Garrick. The
                  apprentice, by Arthur Murphy. The anatomist; or, The sham
                  doctor, by Edward Ravenscroft. Florizel and Perdita; or, The
                  sheep-shearing, altered from Shakespear's Winter's tale. High
                  life below stairs, by David Garrick. The mock doctor; or, The
                  dumb lady cur'd, by Henry Fielding. Taste, by Samuel Foote.
                  The upholsterer; or, What news? by Arthur Murphy. Lethe; or,
                  ísop in the shades, by David Garrick. The knights, by Samuel
                  Foote. The deuce is in him, by Geo. Coleman. The Sultan; or,
                  A peep into the seraglio. The chaplet; a musical
                  entertainment, by Moses Mendez. Miss in her teens; or, The
                  medley of lovers, by David Garrick.-- v. 2. The mayor of
                  Garrat, by Samuel Foote. The reprisal; or, The tars of old
                  England, by Dr. Smollet. The Devil to pay; or, The wives
                  metamorphos'd, by Charles Coffey. The lying valet, by David
                  Garrick. The virgin unmask'd, by Henry Fielding. The lyar, by
                  Samuel Foote. The cunning man, a musical entertainment, by
                  Dr. Charles Burney. The old maid, by Mr. Murphy. Thomas and
                  Sally; or, The sailor's return, by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff.
                  Chrononhotonthologos, by Mr. Henry Carey. Neck or nothing, by
                  David Garrick. The lottery, by Henry Fielding. The musical
                  lady, by George Coleman. Midas, a burletta, by Kane O'Hara.--
                  v. 3. The citizen, by Arthur Murphy. The toyshop, by Mr.
                  Dodsley. The golden pippin, by Mr. O'Hara. The Englishman in
                  Paris, by Samuel Foote. The Englishman return'd from Paris,
                  by Samuel Foote. The intriguing chambermaid, by Henry
                  Fielding. Polly Honeycombe, by George Coleman. Captain
                  O'Blunder; or, The brave Irishman, by Thomas Sheridan. The
                  author, by Samuel Foote. The miller of Mansfield, by Mr.
                  Dodsley. The padlock, by Mr. Isaac Bickerstaff. Catharine and
                  Petruchio, by David Garrick. The register-office, by Joseph
                  Reed. Cymon, altered from Mr. Garrick.-- v. 4. The twins; or,
                  which is which? by Mr. Woods. The deserter, by C. Dibdin. The
                  commissary, by Samuel Foote. Edgar and Emmeline, by Dr.
                  Hawkesworth. The rival candidates, by Dr. Bate. Three weeks
                  after marriage; or, what we must all come to, by Arthur
                  Murphy. Bonton; or, High life above stairs, by David Garrick.
                  Comus, altered from Milton, by Mr. Colman. The orators, by
                  Samuel Foote. All the world's a stage, by Mr. Jackman. The
                  contrivances, by Mr. Harry Carey. Flora; or, Hob in the well,
                  by Mr. Colley Cibber. The spirit of contradiction, by a
                  gentleman of Cambridge. The Patron, by Samuel Foote. Bucks
                  have at ye all, by David Garrick.
Subjects:      English farces -- 18th century. [from old
                  catalog]
Other authors: Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
                  DLC [from old catalog]
Control No.:   6837411

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Author:        Carey, Henry, 1687?-1743. [from old catalog]
Title:         Chrononhotonthologos;
Published:     London [1824-27]
Description:   4 p. 1 illus. 23 cm.
LC Call No.:   PR1243.L7 vol. 3, no. 14
Control No.:   10117718

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Author:        [Carey, Henry], 1687?-1743. [from old catalog]
Title:         Chrononhotonthologos: the most tragical tragedy,
                  that ever was tragedized by any company of tragedians.
Edition:       The 7th ed.
Published:     London, T. Lowndes [etc.] 1770.
Description:   32 p. 20 cm.
LC Call No.:   PR1241.L6 vol. 54, no. 5
Notes:         Without the music.
Other authors: Francis Longe Collection (Library of Congress)
                  DLC [from old catalog]
Control No.:   6390687

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Author:        [Carey, Henry], 1687?-1743. [from old catalog]
Title:         The tragedy of chrononhotonthologos: being the
                  most tragical tragedy that ever was tragediz'd by any company
                  of tragedians. Written by Benjamin Bounce, esq. [pseud.] ...
Published:     Dublin, 1773.
Description:   22 p., 1 l. 17 cm.
LC Call No.:   PR1241.P55 no. 2
Notes:         No. 2 in a volume lettered: Plays.
Other authors: Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
                  DLC [from old catalog]
Other titles:  Chrononhotonthologos.
Control No.:   5900492

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Author:        Rubsamen, Walter H. (Walter Howard), 1911-1973,
                  comp.
Title:         Satire, burlesque, protest, and ridicule I.
Published:     New York, Garland Pub., 1974.
Description:   59, 68, iv, 54, 30 p. illus. 22 cm.
Series:        The Ballad opera, v. 5
LC Call No.:   ML48.B18 vol. 5
Dewey No.:     782.8/1/208 s 782.8/1/208
ISBN:          0824009045
Notes:         Facsims.
               Fielding, H. The author's farce; and The
                  pleasures of the town. 1730. The author's farce. 3d ed., rev.
                  1750.--The footman; an opera. 1732.--Carey, H. The tragedy of
                  Chrononhotonthologos; being the most tragical tragedy that
                  ever was tragediz'd by any company of tragedians. [1734]
Subjects:      Ballad operas -- Librettos.
Control No.:   787932