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The celebrated lecture on heads; which has been exhibited upwards of one hundred successive nights, to crouded audiences, and met with the most universal applause. Part I. Introduction. Alexander the Great-Cherokee Chief-Quack Doctor-Cuckold-Lawyer-Humourous Oration in praise of the Law-Horse Jockies-No Body-Lottery of Life-Nobody's, Somebody's, Anybody's, and Everybody's Coats of Arms - Family of Nobody - Vanity - Wit - Judgment - Genius - Architecture - Painting - Poetry - Astronomy - Music - Statues of Honesty and Flattery. Part II. Ladies Heads - Riding Hood - Ranelagh Hood - Billingsgate - Laughing and Crying Philosophers - Venus's Girdle - Cleopatra - French Night Cap - Face Painting - Old Maid - Young Married Lady - Old Batchelor - Lass of the Spirit - Quaker - Two Hats contrasted - and Two Heads contrasted. Part III. Physical Wig-Dissertation on Sneezing and snuff-Taking-Life of a Blood-Woman of the Town-Tea Table Critic-Learned Critic-City Politician humourously Described-Gambler's Three Faces-Gambler's Funeral and Monument-Life and Death of a Wit-Head of a well-known Methodist Parson, with a tabernacle Harangue.

  • Stevens, George Alexander, 1710-1784.
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Lecture on heads


London : printed for Richard Bond, near Bartlet's Buildings, Holborn, 1765.

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[2],21,[1]p.,plate ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T183896

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