A lecture on heads . to which is added an essay on satire.

Stevens, George Alexander.

Published by F. Lucas, Jr. [1834?37?], 1834
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Loosely based on a series of => live performances, this satire mocks the pseudo-science of physiognomy by describing the physical characteristics of different stereotypes, nationalities, and religious affiliations. Among the many persons humorously described are various professionals, a "woman of the town," a Spaniard, a young female Quaker, and Sir Whisky Whiffle. Stevens (1710??84) first performed his Lecture upon Heads in 1764 at the Haymarket Theatre, where it became wildly popular ? and quickly copied. This American edition published with => numerous well-impressed woodcuts has been enlarged by a Mr. Pilon to include a comic prologue in verse, extended commentary about women, and an essay on the nature of satire. Binding: Bound in early lavender ribbon?embossed cloth with green paper printed label on front cover; bookcloth is Krupp style Fs5. 24mo (14.8 cm; 5.875"). 128 pp.; illus. On Stevens, see: DNB (online); on binding cloth, see: Krupp, Bookcloth in England and America, 1823?50, p. 56. Bound as above, spine faded and binding soiled/bubbled with printed label chipped at one corner; back section of text block starting to separate from the the top sewing station, text firmly attached to binding. Endpapers with light pencilling, a few leaves only with foxing, a copy notably clean. => A wildly entertaining read with attractive pictures in a binding early for what it is. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: F. Lucas, Jr. [1834?37?]
Publication Date: 1834

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Book Description On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. PROLOGUE, Written By Mr. Pilon Spoken At The Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, June 24, 1780. All s safe here, I find, though the rabble routA few doors lower burnt the quorum out.Sad times, when Bow-street is the scene of riot, And justice cannot keep the parish quiet.But peace returning, like the dove appears, And this association stills my fears;Humour and wit the frolic wing may spread, And we give harmless Lectures on the Head.Watchmen in sleep may be as snug as foxes, And snore away the hours within their boxes;Nor more affright the neighbourhood with warning, Of past twelve o clock, a troublesome morning.Mynheer demanded, at the general shock, Is the Bank safe, or has it lower d the stock? Begar, a Frenchman cried, the Bank we ll rob, For I have got the purse to bribe the mob. - Hoot awa, mon! the loyal Scot replies, You ll lose your money, for we ll hong the spies: Fra justice now, my lad, ye shanna budge, Tho ye ve attack d the justice and the judge. - Oh! hold him fast, says Paddy, for I ll swear I saw the iron rails in Bloomsbury-square Burnt down to the ground, and heard the mob say, They d burn down the Thames the very next day. Tumult and riot thus on every sideSwept off fair order like the raging tide;Law was no more, for, as the throng rush d by, Woe to my Lord Chief Justice! was the cry.And he, rever d by every muse so long, Whom tuneful Pope immortaliz d in song, Than whom bright genius boasts no higher name, Ev n he could find no sanctuary in fame;With brutal rage the Vandals all conspire, And rolls of science in one blaze expire.But England, like the lion, grows more fierceAs dangers multiply, and foes increase;Her gen rous sons, with Roman ardour warm, In martial bands to shield their country arm, And when we trembled for the city s fate, Her youth stood forth the champions of the state;Like brothers, leagu d by nature s holy tie, A parent land to save, or bravely die.Did Britons thus, like brothers, always join, In vain to crush them would the world combine;Discord domestic would no more be known, And brothers learn affection from the throne.But know your Lecturer s awful hour is comeWhen you must bid him live, or seal his doom!He knows tis hard a leader s post to fillOf fame superior, and more ripen d skill.The blame will all be mine, if troops should fail, Who d lose their heads, but never could turn tailWho no commander ever disobey d, Or overlook d the signals which he made.Under your auspices the field I take, For a young general some allowance make;But if disgracefully my army s led, Let this court-martial then cashier my head. ADDITIONAL LINES TO THE PROLOGUE, Spoken At Newbury, In Consequence Of Lady Craven Bespeaking The Lecture, Who Had PublishedSome Lines On DreamingShe Saw Her Heart At Her Feet.Written By Mr. Pratt. MIDST scenes like these, for so her lines impart, The Queen of Benham lost that gem her heart;Scar d by the din, her bosom treasure flew, And with it every grace and muse withdrew. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781547219612

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Book Description On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.PROLOGUE, Written By Mr. Pilon Spoken At The Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden, June 24, 1780. All s safe here, I find, though the rabble routA few doors lower burnt the quorum out.Sad times, when Bow-street is the scene of riot, And justice cannot keep the parish quiet.But peace returning, like the dove appears, And this association stills my fears;Humour and wit the frolic wing may spread, And we give harmless Lectures on the Head.Watchmen in sleep may be as snug as foxes, And snore away the hours within their boxes;Nor more affright the neighbourhood with warning, Of past twelve o clock, a troublesome morning.Mynheer demanded, at the general shock, Is the Bank safe, or has it lower d the stock? Begar, a Frenchman cried, the Bank we ll rob, For I have got the purse to bribe the mob. - Hoot awa, mon! the loyal Scot replies, You ll lose your money, for we ll hong the spies: Fra justice now, my lad, ye shanna budge, Tho ye ve attack d the justice and the judge. - Oh! hold him fast, says Paddy, for I ll swear I saw the iron rails in Bloomsbury-square Burnt down to the ground, and heard the mob say, They d burn down the Thames the very next day. Tumult and riot thus on every sideSwept off fair order like the raging tide;Law was no more, for, as the throng rush d by, Woe to my Lord Chief Justice! was the cry.And he, rever d by every muse so long, Whom tuneful Pope immortaliz d in song, Than whom bright genius boasts no higher name, Ev n he could find no sanctuary in fame;With brutal rage the Vandals all conspire, And rolls of science in one blaze expire.But England, like the lion, grows more fierceAs dangers multiply, and foes increase;Her gen rous sons, with Roman ardour warm, In martial bands to shield their country arm, And when we trembled for the city s fate, Her youth stood forth the champions of the state;Like brothers, leagu d by nature s holy tie, A parent land to save, or bravely die.Did Britons thus, like brothers, always join, In vain to crush them would the world combine;Discord domestic would no more be known, And brothers learn affection from the throne.But know your Lecturer s awful hour is comeWhen you must bid him live, or seal his doom!He knows tis hard a leader s post to fillOf fame superior, and more ripen d skill.The blame will all be mine, if troops should fail, Who d lose their heads, but never could turn tailWho no commander ever disobey d, Or overlook d the signals which he made.Under your auspices the field I take, For a young general some allowance make;But if disgracefully my army s led, Let this court-martial then cashier my head. ADDITIONAL LINES TO THE PROLOGUE, Spoken At Newbury, In Consequence Of Lady Craven Bespeaking The Lecture, Who Had PublishedSome Lines On DreamingShe Saw Her Heart At Her Feet.Written By Mr. Pratt. MIDST scenes like these, for so her lines impart, The Queen of Benham lost that gem her heart;Scar d by the din, her bosom treasure flew, And with it every grace and muse withdrew. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781547219612

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