La Loire Frigate, or, Yeo! Yeo!

printed text

Refers to an incident in Muros Bay, June 4, 1805, in which the privateer L’Esperance was captured by the British through the exertions of Lt. Yeo of the Loire.

  • Title: La Loire Frigate, or, Yeo! Yeo!.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed and sold by J. Jennings, No. 15, Water-lane, Fleet-street, [1805?]

Catalog Record

File 763 805 L834

Acquired October 2021

 

The perpetual almanack, or, Gentleman soldier’s prayer book

description below

Printed in two columns with a woodcut at the head of each column, and playing cards surrounding text.

  • Title: The perpetual almanack, or, Gentleman soldier’s prayer book : shewing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using cards in church during Divine Service : being a droll, merry, and humurous account of an odd affair that happened to a private soldier, in the 60th Regiment of Foot.
  • Publication: [London] : J. Catnach, printer, 2 & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, [1837 or 1838]

Catalog Record

File 68 837 P453+

Acquired June 2021

A representation of the present state of France

description below

“Napoleon, pushing an officer before him through a pillared doorway, looks back to speak to a monk and a sansculotte, shackled together, who drag a car in which is an imperial crown. They hold a large scroll inscribed: ‘Most religious Sovereign – the benefactor of the church – the patron of liberty – the scourge of tyrants, and the defender of our most holy religion; may you long fill the Imperial Chair, and diffuse over a free and happy people all the blessings of your auspicious government.’ Demons fly round a tricolour flag which floats from the car. Napoleon holds out a scroll headed: ‘Address, &c. &c. &c. The Legions of France congratu – ‘, saying, “This token of your gratitude, my dear subjects will ever stimulate me to protect your liberties – to promote your happiness – and to preserve my empire from the ravages of war, tyranny and oppression.” The officer, with a cynical smile, says: “Patron of Liberty – Defender of our most holy Religion – free and happy People – Ha! ha! ha! – What may we not expect? – Has he not got them under excellent subjection?” On the left is Napoleon’s ‘Secret Chamber’: a table is covered with maps and plans; a large map, partly unrolled, shows Europe from ‘[En]gland to [Tur]key’, including the ‘Black Sea’; another map shows ‘Suez’ and the ‘Red Sea’. A demon under the table holds up a large pile of papers: ‘Plans against England’; on the floor are similar piles: ‘Religion’ and ‘Treaties’. There are also ‘Plans against Germany and Turkey’, and a paper: ‘Mem. the chance of the conquest of England is worth the sacrifice of one third of the people of France. Item. As Charlemaine not only conquered Italy, but the whole of Germany, and left the Imperial dignity hereditary in the Sovereigns of France, it is indispensably necessary to obtain possession of Germany, in order to support the dignity of the Gallic empire.’ On the wall are three pictures: ‘Sacking of Rome’, ‘Dissolution of the National Assembly’ [see British Museum Satires No. 9426, &c], and ‘View of Cairo’ [see British Museum Satires No. 9358, &c.]. Below the design: ‘Explanation. The two figures bringing the Imperial crown . . . represent . . . the bitter Enemies of Aristocracy, and the staunch Supporters of the late Monarchial Government, tackled to the National Machine, and reduced to the most abject State of Slavery by the Influence of the Military, whose congratulatory Address Bonaparte has received at the Hand of an Officer, and is introducing him into his Secret Chamber to receive Instructions. The Demons hovering over the Imperial Crown denote Five Years of Destruction; during which Period Bonaparte will overrun and ravage the greater Part of the Continent of Europe, be the Means of nearly depopulating Turkey, and finally be slain with the Sword, be cast out as an abominable Branch, and be left as Dung to rot on the Face of the Earth.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A representation of the present state of France [graphic].
  • Publication:[London] : Published by L. Mayer, as the act directs, August 13, 1804.
  • Manufacture: [London] : Bryer, printer, Bridge Street, Blackfriars

Catalog Record

804.08.13.01+

Acquired May 2021

 

The sorrows of Yamba

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In four columns, with the title above the first two columns; columns are not separated by rules; the first and fourth columns include one woodcut each and the second includes two woodcuts.
At foot of the fourth column, within square brackets, is the statement “Entered at Stationers Hall.”

  • Author: More, Hannah, 1745-1833, attributed name.
  • Title: The sorrows of Yamba, or, The negro woman’s lamentation : to the tune of Hosier’s ghost.
  • Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1795?]

Catalog Record

File 53 M813 795+

Acquired July 2021

 

A garland of new songs

printed text

A chapbook.

  • Title: A garland of new songs. : William and Margaret; Mary’s dream; Roy’s wife of Aldivalloch; My Nannie, O; Death or liberty.
  • Publication: Newcastle upon Tyne : Printed by J. Marshall, in the Old Flesh-Market. Where may also be had, a large and curious assortment of songs, ballads, tales, histories, &c., [between 1800 and 1831]

Catalog Record

File 74 800 G233 no. 11

Acquired April 2021

Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail

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  • Title: Execution at Horsemonger-lane Jail, Monday, April 11, 1836, [of] Wm. Harley for the Chipstead burglary …
  • Published: [London] : Printed by Taylor, 14 Waterloo-road, near the Victoria Theatre, Lambeth, [1836]

Catalog Record

File 523 Ex96 836++

Acquired December 2020