Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum; Division I. Political and Personal Satires (No.1 to No.4838). Volume 2

Catalogue of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum; Division I. Political and Personal Satires (No.1 to No.4838). Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...grow As rich as Croesus, e'er it fell so low; But fickle-Fortune, that inconstant Queen Turning her wheel and changing of the Scene, Expos'd the Fraud that had so long prevail'd, And with her Frowns the rising Monster queVd, Cross'd the vain hopes of each aspiring breast, And ruin'd poor old Cant among the rest, Who now no more of South Sea conduct brags, But mourns his folly o'er his Empty Bags; Raves at the tricks a pack of Knaves have playd And Curses those for whom before he Prayd; So he that Games and is by Dice undone, Damns his ill-fortune, when the fault's his own." On our left, in the form of a long scroll unrolled, is "A List of the Bubbles; with the prices they were Subscrib'd at, and what each sold at when highest. Together with Satyrical Eppigrams upon each, by y' Author of y' S-Sea Ballad."1 On the other side is the same, " Continued," i. e. concluded. These "Bubbles" are named as follows: --" Westleys Actions" (i.e. Shares), "Welby's Golden Mines," "Long's Melioration of Oil," "British Insurance," "Globe Permits," "Salt Petre," "Rose Insurance," " Water Engine,"2 " Coal Trade from Newcastle," "Stockings,"3 "Irish Sail Cloth," "Furnishing of Funerals," "Insurance on Lives," " Royal Assurance,"' "London Assurance," "Manuring of Land," "Rock Salt," "Exporting Timber from Germany," "Bleaching of Hair," "Insurance on Horses," " Sugar" "Radish Oil," "Pensilvania Company," "Buying Seamens Tickets," "Pasteboard Manufactory," and "Drying Malt by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624114
  • 9781236624116