The slaves triumphant

description below

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 forgot, When Worshipper’s of Mammon; Combined to seize that happy Spot, We hold as RIGHT of Common?’), which groups the names of several local worthies (such as Mayors Hawksley and Hunt) ‘as An Auctioneer’s old Books, Waste Paper, Rotten Leather’.

 

  • Title: The slaves triumphant. Tune. College rules.
  • Publication: [Nottinghamshire, England?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1800?]

Catalog Record

File 763 800 SL631

Acquired September 2020

Salus populi suprema lex

description belowBroadside poem, with engraving above letterpress text.
Engraved at top left of image: June mid-day. Engaved at top right of image: Tide, low water at London Bridge.

 

  • Creator: Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
  • Title: Salus populi suprema lex. … royal address of Cadwallader ap-Tudor ap-Edwards ap-Vaughan, Water-King of Southwark …
  • Published: London, S. Knight [1828]

Catalog Record

832.00.00.51++

Acquired November 2020

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 merry tale of the jealous weaver

A merry tale of the jealous weaver. Detailed description below

A satirical broadside, with two vignettes of the “Weaver”. On the left the weaver is at his loom his back to his wife who is seated at the hearth warming her hands over the fire. On the right he is shown in the disguise of a Friar receiving his wife for confession as she kneels before him. Two columns of verse below: “A weaver jealous of his wife like many, Still dream’t of horns before the Knave had any … Twas you were the young man the old man & [the] Fryer. Finis.”

  • Title: A merry tale of the jealous weaver [graphic].
  • Publication: London : Printed and sold by Samuel Lyne, map and printseller at the Globe in Newgate Street, [between 1741? and 1748]

Catalog Record

741.00.00.19

Acquired November 2018

 

The fair in an uproar

Dancing Dogs

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.

  • Title: The fair in an uproar, or, The dancing-doggs : as they perform in Mr. Pinkeman’s new opera in Bartholomew Fair.
  • Published: London : Printed and sold by J. Morphew, near Stationers Hall, [1707?]

Catalog Record

707.00.00.01

Acquired September 2018

Magna Britannia triumphans

Two poems, the first signed: Dr. Barbon.
The first poem (left column) begins: “When glorious Anna’s happy reign began …”
The second poem (beginning in lower portion of middle column) entitled “The te deum”: “To thee, O lord, we chearful praises sing …”

  • TitleMagna Britannia triumphans: or, The coronation of the high and mighty Anne, by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, queen, defender of the faith, &c. who was crowned at Westminster abby, on Thursday the 23d of April, 1702.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and are to be sold by E. Mallet next the King’s Arms tavern on the ditch-side near Fleet-street, 1702.

Catalog Record

File 55 An4 702++

Acquired July 2017

A copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor

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Probably a Christmas poem.
With a woodcut showing a watchman with his dog with buildings including a church behind

  • AuthorBouch, Thomas.
  • TitleA copy of verses humbly presented to the Right Worshipful the Mayor, the aldermen, and common-council-men, and the rest of my worthy masters and mistresses dwelling in King’s-Lynn / by Thomas Bouch, watchman, 1752.
  • Publication[King’s Lynn, England? : Publisher not identified, 1752]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 763 752 B752++

Acquired July 2015

The bonny broom

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A slip song. In this edition the woodcut shows a pastoral scene with a couple standing on the left beneath a tree and two dogs on the right.

  • TitleThe bonny broom : a song, new set to music.
  • Publication[King’s Lynn, England : Printed and sold at Garratt’s Printing-Office in Lynn, Norfolk, ca. 1780]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 763 780 B716+

Acquired July 2015

 

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.