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Search Results for "Lewis Walpole Library October 2015"

Your search for posts with tags containing Lewis Walpole Library October 2015 found 10 posts

Eclogues

A collection of manuscript poem in the hand of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, entitled ‘Eclogues’, poems that describe upper-class rituals such as card playing and that mock immorality in the court of George I. While Lady Mary calls these poems...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jul 2016

Remarkable news from the stars

Ephemeris for the year 1764 Author: Andrews, William, approximately 1635-1713. Title: Remarkable news from the stars, or, An ephemeris for the year 1764 : with observations upon the eclipses, solar ingresses and configurations of the heavens...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jul 2016

Economy

On a hilly rural scene a man in a Northumbrian[?] checkered-plaid over shirt and cap, with bare feet and legs, carries a stave on which are tied his shoes and trousers. The man is followed by a similarly barefooted and barelegged boy carrying waterbottles[?]....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Jun 2016

Es hat Ein Hochlöblicher Rath

Broadside concerning the health and safety regulations for an early balloon ascent in Germany. The rules drawn up by the city of Nuremberg in preparation for Jean-Pierre Blanchard’s momentous balloon flight over the city on 12 November 1787 are...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Jun 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 pedigree of Walpole to explain the portraits and coats of arms of Strawberry Hill

Genealogical table of the Walpole family starting with Edward I and Reginald de Walpole, and ending with descendants born by January 1776. Title: A pedigree of Walpole to explain the portraits and coats of arms of Strawberry Hill [graphic]. ...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Apr 2016

Lubber’s-hole, alias, The crack’d Jordan

“A large chamber-pot, cracked, stands (left) supported by the legs of Mrs. Jordan. The Duke of Clarence has thrust his head and shoulders within a fissure in the ‘Jordan’, singing a chanty, “Yeo! Yee! Yeo!” He is in back...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 14 Mar 2016

Election-candidates, or, The republican-goose at the top of the polle

“The rival candidates swarm up a pole, inscribed ‘Westminster Election’, in front of the hustings in Covent Garden. At the top is Burdett with the body and beak of a goose … He is precariously poised on one webbed foot, the right...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 24 Feb 2016

The new South Sea fishery

A satire ridiculing the first Nootka Convention in which Spain conceded England’s right to maintain outposts in Nootka Sound and engage in whaling outside a “ten-league line” off the Northwest coast of North America. In a small row boat...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 27 Jan 2016

Wife & no wife, or, A trip to the Continent

“The interior of a large church or cathedral. Burke, dressed as a Jesuit, standing within a low, semicircular wall at the foot of a crucifix, marries the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Fitzherbert. The Prince is about to put the ring on her finger. Fox...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jan 2016

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