A scene in a nunnery garden

Two young women, attired in low-cut, fine dresses, their veils pulled back over their hair exposing their pretty, young faces, sit in a semi-embrace on a blue loveseat in a garden, one looking lovingly into the eyes of the other with her hand posed to encircle her companion. The other, wearing red shoes, with a rosary at her waist, looks down toward the low neckline of the first. Standing next to them is a rotund Catholic monk in brown robes. He points to the two women while with a mischievous smile he looks to the viewer. Below him is the caption: “The Scene delightful, Beauty here, what then! Ah, Benedicite! Men are but Men.” The women speak: “We live recluse and are believed religious, We but dissemble for our Lusts prodigious.”

  • Titlescene in a nunnery garden [graphic].
  • PublicationLondon : Printed for Robert Sayer, chart, map and printseller, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs, 5 April 1787.

Catalog Record 

787.04.05.01+

Acquired August 2017

Grove-Hill : a descriptive poem, with An ode to Mithra

[Cover] Grove-Hill : a descriptive poem, with An ode to Mithra

Title Page: Grove-Hill : a descriptive poem, with An ode to Mithra

  • Author: Maurice, Thomas, 1754-1854
  • Title: Grove-Hill : a descriptive poem, with An ode to Mithra / by the author of Indian antiquities ; the engravings on wood by J. Anderson, from drawings by G. Samuel.
  • Published: London : Printed by T. Bensley, for J. and A. Arch, Gracechurch-Street, and J. Wright, Piccadilly, 1799.

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Bound with: Grove-hill : an horticultural sketch.

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Acquired August, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Itemized receipts for produce sold to Lord and Lady Glenbervie…

Astin, James

Itemized receipts for produce sold to Lord and Lady Glenbervie by seedsman James Austin, 1814 Jan 31-1815 Feb 7.

LWL Mss File 45+

Manuscripts, in a single hand, listing the produce sold to Lord Glenbervie — all vegetables — and the fruit listed separately as sold to Lady Glenbervie for the period 31 Jan 1814 till 20 Dec 1814. The seedsman is identified as James Austin of Kingston. A separate receipt for two-pence and blind stamped is dated February 1815.

Itemized receipts for produce sold to Lord and Lady Glenbervie...Subjects (Library of Congress): Astin, James; Glenbervie, Sylvester Douglas, Baron, 1743-1823; Vegetables–England; Gardens–England.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: September, 2010