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Johnson, J. mss., ca. 1740-1759


Set 21. How smiling and pleasant

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Scope Note

Group of 6 cards with verses relating to dress and social activities, and hand-colored pictures with printed Nos. 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, and unnumbered. String hangers. Brown, orange, and green Dutch paper borders and verso.


11. How smiling and pleasant

Transcription:

How smiling and pleasant these all look in the face/ To see this young Girl dance with such a Grace./ One plays on the Pipe, the Dog he lies by/ They all take my fancy, and much please my Eye.

Dimensions:

11 x 15 cm

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13. How pretty this man looks

Transcription:

How pretty this Man looks, with Sword, Hat, and Cane/ One Lady seems Sick, or to be in some pain:/ The other walks off, and points with her Fan/ Saying help I will fetch you, as fast as I can.

Dimensions:

11.5 x 15.5 cm

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14. This lady looks smart

Transcription:

This Lady looks smart, and her dress is quite fine/ But I rather choose to wear such clothes as mine/ For petticoats short, and a Hoop that is less/ Tho' not quite so grand, is a more easy dress.

Dimensions:

11.2 x 14.8 cm

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15. Pray madam come this way

Description of item:

Printed source: sold by John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill

Transcription:

Pray Madam come this way, one Gentleman crys,/ This Walk is more free both from Sun-shine, and Flys:/ No Sir says the Lady; it is this way I choose/ If that walk you like, pray your Liberty use.

Dimensions:

11.3 x 15 cm

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18. Such short gowns as these

Transcription:

Such short Gowns as these, are much used in France;/ And the Men, and the Women cut capers and dance./ The Ladys they Paint, and their backsides they show,/ The Men hop, and skip, and each one is a Beau/ Would you see men like monkeys; to France you must go.

Dimensions:

12.3 x 15.8 cm

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[19] This girl to get money does dance

Transcription:

This Girl to get money does dance on a Rope/ She will sure have good luck if her neck is not broke/ Quite hard is her fortune, her fate most unkind/ If no way for a living but this she can find.

Dimensions:

12.2 x 14.8 cm

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