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Álvares de Azevedo’s “Oh, Jesus!” [Ai Jesus!] | Luiz Guerra (Trans.)

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects...

Álvares de Azevedo’s ‘Shadow of Don Juan’ [Sombra de Don Juan] | Luiz Guerra (Trans.)

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects...

Álvares de Azevedo’s “Love” | Luiz Guerra (Trans.)

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects...

Álvares de Azevedo’s “Epitaph” | Leandro Machado (Trans.)

Translated by Leandro Machado, based in the northern part of Brazil, who originally trained as an architect, and is now a freelance translator who teaches Portuguese as a foreign language. Machado has previously translated some of Álvares de Azevedo’s...

May 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “The elegant POEM, which the Committee of the Town of Boston had voted unanimously to be Published with the ORATION.” The May 4, 1772, edition of the Massachusetts Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 May 2022

April 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A servant lad of slender fame, / And WILLIAM COCHRAN is his name.” To increase the chances that readers of the Pennsylvania Gazette would take note of his advertisement about...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Apr 2022

Álvares de Azevedo’s “Memory of Dying” [Lembrança de Morrer] | Leandro Machado (Trans.)

Translated by Leandro Machado, based in the northern part of Brazil, who is an architect, freelance translator, and teaches Portuguese as a foreign language. Álvares de Azevedo Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–52), referred to usually...

February

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “A carpenter he is by trade, / Clandestinely from me he stray’d.” Like newspapers published throughout the colonies, the Pennsylvania Journal regularly ran advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Feb 2022

Soneto: Palidá a Luz [Sonnet: Pale the Light] | Álvarez de Azevedo

A new translation by Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. Álvares de Azevedo Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–52), referred to usually as Álvares de Azevedo, was Brazil’s most famous Romantic poet....

December 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “CHOCOLATE … as good and cheap as any in the Government.” On the final day of 1771, Francis Symonds placed an advertisement in the Essex Gazette to inform the public that...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Dec 2021

“The Sonnets of Luis de Camões” (1803) by Viscount Strangford | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He researches the life and work of Victorian novelists and journalists George W.M. Reynolds and Pierce Egan the Younger and has also published extensively on late eighteenth and...

Desânimo [“Dejection”] | Álvares de Azevedo and Luiz Guerra

Luiz Guerra is a Brazilian historian, researcher of medievalisms, and free-lance translator. His previous works include the first Portuguese edition of The Inheritance of Rome, by Chris Wickham. One of Luiz’s current freelance translation projects is...

Song. The independent electors of Middlese

A slip song with the refrain “Derry down, down, &c” addressed to constituents of Middlesex to vote for independent radical candidates George Byng and Sir Francis Burdett in the upcoming local election of 1802.   Title:Song. The independent electors...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Dec 2021

The slaves triumphant

Date based on inclusion of ‘Wottington’, perhaps a variant spelling of Samuel Worthington, Mayor of Nottingham in 1800/1. An apparently satirical Nottinghamshire slip song, perhaps produced during an enclosure dispute (‘Have BURGESS’s the Time...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 30 Nov 2021

November 28

Who was the subject of an advertisement in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “My boy JOHN COFFE ran away.” Advertisements for runaway indentured servants and apprentices as well as enslaved people who liberated themselves by fleeing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Nov 2021

Já da Morte [“Already has Death”] | Álvares de Azevedo

By Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (1831–52), referred to usually as Álvares de Azevedo, was Brazil’s most famous Romantic poet. Yet because his works have never been...

Ode on His Majesty’s recovery

Author: Pratt, Mr. (Samuel Jackson), 1749-1814, author. Title: Ode on His Majesty’s recovery / by the author of Sympathy and humanity. Publication: London : Printed at the Logographic Press; and sold by J. Walter, No. 169, opposite Old Bond-Street,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Nov 2021

Robin Hood’s Grave: A Poem (1827) | “J.A.”

The following poem, written by “J.A.” and titled “Robin Hood’s Grave” appeared in the Newcastle Magazine in November 1827. It has been transcribed by Stephen Basdeo.[1] “Alas! My own sworn brother— Woe is me, my captain true; ...

The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair

Title: The Hampstead congress, or, The happy pair. Published: London : Printed: and sold by M. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, and G. Woodfal near Charing-Cross, 1745. Catalog Record 763 745 H231 Acquired...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Oct 2021

The Morning of Life (1822) | Victor Hugo

The mist of the morning is torn by the peaks, Old towers gleam white in the ray, And already the glory so joyously seeks The lark that’s saluting the day. Then smile away, man, at the heavens so fair, Though, were you swept hence in the...

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