The messenger of mortality

see description belowFirst line: Fair lady, lay your costly robes aside …
Woodcut image: a scene in a room with two windows and a table with a lighted candle. On the right Death wearing a crown and holding an arrow and hourglass stands next to a lady who is holding her child’s hand. Beside the child stands a gentleman (doctor). On the ground at Death’s feet are a shovel and emblems of power(?).

  • Title: The messenger of mortality, or, A dialogue between Death and the lady.
  • Publication: [York, England] : Carrall, printer, Walmgate, York, [between 1822 and 1834]

Catalog Record 

822.00.00.64+

Acquired June 2019

A garland of new songs

collection of ballads

A collection of nine ballads with no music.

  • Title: A garland of new songs
  • Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market, where may also be had, a large and interesting collection of songs, ballads, tales, histories, &c., [between 1800 and 1831]

Catalog Record 

File 74 800 G233 no. 1 – no. 9

Acquired March 2019

Life in London, or, The sprees of Tom and Jerry

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A broadside with a collection of songs

“Notice. This is to give notice to those persons who are in the constant habit of pirating my copyrights that if they dare to print any part of this sheet, they shall be proceeded against according to the law. James Catnach”

  • TitleLife in London, or, The sprees of Tom and Jerry : attempted in cuts and verse / quod Jas. C-n-h, March 23, 1822.
  • EditionEighth edition.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed and sold by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [23 March 1822]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

822.00.00.63++

Acquired July 2016

Budget of mirth, a selection of flash songs

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A broadside with a collection of songs.

  • TitleBudget of mirth, a selection of flash songs : songs in the death of Tom and Jerry.
  • PublicationLondon : Printed and sold by J. Catnach, 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [ca. 1822]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

822.00.00.62++

Acquired July 2016

The riot, or, Half a loaf is better than no bread…

The riot, or, Half a loaf is better than no bread

First line reads: Come neighbours, no longer be patient and quiet.

  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Title: The riot, or, Half a loaf is better than no bread : In a dialogue between Jack Anvil and Tom Hod. To the tune of “A cobler there was,” &c.
  • Published: [London] : Sold by J. Marshall, (printer to the Cheap Repository for moral and religious tracts) No. 17, Queen-Street, Cheapside, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-Yard; and R. White, Piccadilly, London; by S. Hazard, (printer to the Cheap Repository,) at Bath; and by all booksellers, newsmen, and hawkers in town and country, [1795]

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Digital Version

Acquired June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

The gin-shop, or, A peep into a prison

The gin-shop, or, A peep into a prison

Following imprint: “Great Allowance will be made to Shopkeepers and Hawkers.”

  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Title: The gin-shop, or, a peep into prison.
  • Published: [Bath] : Sold by S. Hazard, (printer to the Cheap Repository for moral and religious tracts) at Bath; by J. Marshall, printer to the Cheap Repositories, No. 17, Queen-street, Cheap-side, and No. 4, Aldermary Church-yard; and R. White, Piccadilly, London; and by all booksellers, newsmen, and hawkers, in town and country, [1795]

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Digital Collection

Acquired June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

The roguish miller, or, Nothing got by cheating…

The roguish miller, or, Nothing got by cheating

Verse begins: A Miller there was, and he liv’d at his Mill …

  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833.
  • Title: The roguish miller, or, Nothing got by cheating : a true ballad.
  • Published: [Bath] : Sold by S. Hazard (printer to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts) at Bath; by J. Marshall, printer to the Cheap Repositories, No. 18, Queen-Street, Cheap-Side and No. 4 Aldermary Church Yard, by R. White, Piccadilly, London; and by all booksellers, newsmen and hawkers, in town and country, [1795]

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Digital Collection

Acquired June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.