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Your search for posts with tags containing Couples found 18 posts

A short ride in the Long Walk, or, The ponies posed!!

“George IV drives Lady Conyngham in a four-wheeled pony-chaise. He is chubbily obese, in loose trousers and braided jacket, wearing a cap poised on his naturalistic curls (cf. British Museum Satires no. 14637). He turns to the enormously corpulent...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jun 2019

Maternal management, or, A plot discovered

The plot hatched by a mother to marry her daughter to an old wealthy colonel is discovered. Both the mother and daughter are fashionably dressed in large dressess, hats and large sleeves. The mother stands on a veranda looking down at her daughter seated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Apr 2019

Protecting the Sabbath!!!, or, Coersion for England

A satire on the puritanical message of strictly observing the Sabbath. A puritan stands on a barrel marked ‘St. Andrew’, his arms held out making a cross. He cries: ‘Clear the Streets of all Evil doers – Remember ye keep Severely...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Mar 2019

The wedding day

“The fat, moustached, Duchess of St. Albans and the slim Duke dance with vigour and agility, each poised on the left toe, arms interlaced, and hands meeting above their heads. From the Duchess’s small coronet rise giant ostrich feathers which...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Oct 2018

How to have a historically accurate lovers’ tiff

Some fiery couples just bloody love a good argument. In case you fall into this bracket, and want to get a bit creative while also appearing irresistibly historically accurate, look no further than this slang dictionary of the 1830s. Of course, it’s...
From: The History of Love on 6 Feb 2018

A patent extinguisher, being a safe & easy mode of putting out a candle

Aquatint Drawing An old woman dressed in her nightcap and gown, her one breast hanging exposed from her gown, climbs into bed in which her husband already lies. She expels gas from her bottom in the direction of the candle on the ground in front of the...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Dec 2016

Croesus and Thalia

Print shows an ugly and leering elderly man, identified as the London banker Thomas Coutts, embracing the actress Harriet Mellon (later Mrs. Coutts, and subsequently Duchess of St. Albans). Printmaker: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Oct 2016

The flowing cann

In two columns with the title in a ribbon atop a woodcut below stanza one. Stanzas 2 and 3 below image. A sailor at a seaside tavern (Jack Ocum) dances with a young woman as he holds his tankard. The fiddle music is played by a man who stands beside a...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Jun 2016

A treaty of commerce

A street scene with a row of buildings in the background, a man who is having his boots polished by a boy crouched before his bench turns to an elegantly dressed lady. He hold his hat and cane in his rights hand and offers a coin to the woman. Title: A...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jan 2016

[Interior of a gothic crypt]

“Interior of a gothic vault, with a tomb on the left lit by a hanging lamp and decorated with a reclining man in tudor dress holding a baton; to right are a couple leaning against a pillar, and a man holding a torch gesturing towards the tomb …”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Nov 2015

Of a leveret brought up by a cat

Tales of cross-species ‘friendships’ always warm the cockles of our modern hearts. It is difficult not to be charmed by accounts of Koko the Gorilla’s attachment to kittens and her grief when one died, or tales of a tiger suckling piglets . Early...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 28 Mar 2015

King Henry the Eigth [sic] & Anna Bullen

King Henry VIII leads Anne Boleyn towards the throne. A melancholy Cardinal Wolsey leans his head in his hand as he glances sideways toward the couple. In the background Katherine of Aragon sitting in another throne and turns away from the couple to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 11 Mar 2015

A Romp Loving Miss Under the Mistletoe (1796)

Ah, Christmas. For centuries it has been the season of love, giving, and sentimental sickliness of all persuasions. But, let’s face it, it has also provided the perfect opportunity for countless lusty young couples to indulge in a bit of festive...
From: The History of Love on 23 Dec 2013

Advice during the student season: Lock up your daughters!

Detail from ‘Bucks of the First Head’ by Thomas Rowlandson (c.1785) The streets of Oxford are once again filling with swaggering youths. Around the country other university towns – left to their own devices during the summer – are already...
From: The History of Love on 14 Oct 2013

A domestic scene in a garden

Mounted with three other prints in the series. To view other prints search by call number 799.05.01.01. Printmaker: Ryder, Thomas, 1746-1810, printmaker. Title: [A domestic scene in a garden] [graphic] / Hogarth pinxt. ; T. Ryder sculpt. Published:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

The muse so oft her silver harp has strung …

An elderly man plays his harp on a hillside surrounded by couples and children. In the distance are mountains and a tower. Title from the first line of the four-line poem printed below the image.Title continues: “… That not a mountain rears...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 18 Jul 2013

A French family

Two couples — one middle age and the other youthful — dance in a shabby room. Printmaker: Alken, Samuel, 1756-1815, printmaker. Title: A French family [graphic] / T. Rowlandson delin. ; S. Alken fecit. Catalog record & Digital collection 792.11.05.04++ Acquired...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Jul 2013

The last jig, or Adieu to Old England

A scene in a tavern cellar, with a young woman, gaily dressed, dancing a jig with a man wearing an apron; at left, a sailor playing the violin, at right, a sailor sitting on steps and leaning forward, smoking, resting his arms on a barrel, another beside...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Jul 2013

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.