A Catalogue of Chap-books, Garlands, and Popular Histories

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For private circulation, 1849 - 190 pagina's

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Pagina 157 - ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE , Of YORK. MARINER: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years, all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of AMERICA, near the Mouth of the Great River of OROONOQUE; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. WITH An Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by PYRATES. Written by Himself.
Pagina 65 - Whittington, which was pretty to see ; and how that idle thing do work upon people that see it, and even myself too ! And thence to Jacob Hall's dancing on the ropes, where I saw such action as I never saw before, and mightily worth seeing ; and here took acquaintance with a fellow that carried...
Pagina 63 - ... which the heads of the audience may sometimes suffer from them. I am credibly informed, that there was once a design of casting into an opera the story of Whittington and his Cat, and that in order to it, there had been got together a great quantity of mice ; but Mr. Rich, the proprietor of the playhouse, very prudently considered that it would be impossible for the cat to kill them all, and that consequently the princes of the stage might be as much infested with mice, as the prince of the island...
Pagina 130 - Book ;' but from my mother, who had stored up the literature of a country town, which about half a century ago amounted to little more than what was disseminated by itinerant ballad-singers, or rather readers, I had acquired much curious knowledge of Catskin, and the Golden Bull, and the Bloody Gardener, and many other histories equally instructive and amusing.
Pagina 57 - The History of Tom Thumb, wherein is declared his marvellous Acts of Manhood, full of wonder and merriment : performed after his second return from Fairy Land. Part the Third.
Pagina 40 - Fee, fi, fo, fum ! I smell the blood of an Englishman ! Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make me bread ! " " Say'st thou so," said Jack ; " then thou art a monstrous miller indeed.
Pagina 35 - THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MOST RENOWNED Q. ELIZABETH AND THE E. OF ESSEX. By a person of quality.
Pagina 40 - tis a precious apothegmaticall pedant, who will finde matter inough to dilate a whole daye of the first invention of Fy,fa, fum, I smell the bloud of an Englishman.
Pagina 25 - THE RENOWNED HISTORY OF VALENTINE AND ORSON, THE TWO SONS OF THE EMPEROR OF GREECE, newly corrected and amended.
Pagina 1 - ... are in general put to read in it, and I know that only by that book severall have learned to read well, so great is the pleasure that young and old take in reading thereof.

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