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All the Sonnets of Shakespeare

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare It’s taken a while for me to get round to reading Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells’ book All the Sonnets of Shakespeare, published in September 2020 by Cambridge University Press. They are both some of the most...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Apr 2021

February 21

What do newspaper advertisements published 250 years ago today tell us about the era of the American Revolution? “LIBERTY.  A POEM.” “RUN-AWAY … a Negro Boy named SAY.” Like every other newspaper printer in colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Feb 2021

Early American Glass Poem

Note: This is an abbreviated version of a piece appearing in the Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of the NAGC Bulletin. Many thanks for their permission to share it here. A copy of the complete article is available through inter-library loan from the numerous...
From: Conciatore on 4 Sep 2020

Mrs. Johnston, 18th Century Glass Artist

 Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 28 Aug 2020

July 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “LIBERTY.  A POEM” “A NEGRO CARPENTER.” On July 26, 1770, at least thirty-one advertisements about enslaved men, women, and children appeared in newspapers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Jul 2020

July 19

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Ah—Liberty!  …. An empty sound alone remains of thee.” John Mason, an upholsterer, did not merely seek to sell paper hangings (or wallpaper) and bedding...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Jul 2020

July 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “LIBERTY. A POEM.” Current events were not confined to the news and editorials in colonial newspapers published during the era of the American Revolution. ...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Jul 2020

Live streaming Shakespeare during lockdown

Schaubuehne Theatre Hamlet It’s spring 2020 and many of us are confined to home in social isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. With theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas closed, cultural organisations have been quick to announce initiatives...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2020

December 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “A servant, that from Ireland came, / Catherine Waterson her name.” Advertisements concerning runaway indentured servants as well as advertisements concerning runaway...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Dec 2019

Mrs Johnston, 18th Century Fancy Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 8 Nov 2019

Early American Poem on Glass

Note: This is an abbreviated version of a piece appearing in the Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of the NAGC Bulletin. Many thanks for their permission to share it here. A copy of the complete article is available through inter-library loan from the numerous...
From: Conciatore on 19 Aug 2019

June

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Pennsylvania Gazette (June 22, 1769). “BETWEEN the sixth and seventh day, / MARY NOWLAND ran away.” Advertisements for runaway servants and slaves regularly appeared...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Jun 2019

The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

Epitre a M. de Walpole

Title: Epitre a M. de Walpole : traduite de l’anglois. Publication: [Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1740] Catalog Record  763 740 Ep64 Acquired September 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2019

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

A satire on Walpole and the Whigs. Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743. Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical. Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2019

The Chartist Robin Hood: The Poems of W. J. Linton (1812–97)

By Stephen Basdeo During the 1830s, in spite of the passage of the ‘great’ Reform Act (1832), most working men could not vote, while women did not enter the equation at this point. So, in 1836, six working men and six MPs drew up a list of...

Encomium to a Female Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 4 Mar 2019

February 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (February 3, 1769). “LAST Wednesday morn, at break of day, / From Philadelphia run away, / An Irish man, nam’d John M‘Keoghn, / To fraud and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Feb 2019

Poetical address from the ladies of the the cabinet ministers

A lengthy risqué poem suggestive of the sexual prowess of Bartolomeo Pergami, a close companion of Queen Caroline (1768-1821) who accompanied her during her Mediterranean travels in The Regency period. A woodcut portrait at the top of the sheet...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jan 2019

Early American Poem on Glass

Note: This is an abbreviated version of a piece appearing in the Autumn/Winter 2016 issue of the NAGC Bulletin. Many thanks for their permission to share it here. A copy of the complete article is available through inter-library loan from the numerous...
From: Conciatore on 7 Dec 2018

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