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The celebrated lecture on heads; which has been exhibited upwards of two hundred successive nights, to crowded Audiences, and met with the most universal Applause. Part I. Introduction. Alexander the Great - Cherokeechief-Quackdoctor-Cuckold-Lawyer-Humourous Oration in praise of the Law - Horse Jockies - Nobody-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 2 Hats contrasted -and 2 Heads contrasted. Part III. Physical Wig-Dissertation on Sneering and Snuff-Taking - Life of a Blood -a Woman of the Town - Tea Table Critic-Learned Critic-City Politician humorously described - Gambler's 3 Faces-Gambler's Funeral and Monument-Life and Death of a Wit-Head of a well-known Methodist Parson, with a Tabernacle Harangue. The sixth edition. With an entire new frontispiece, representing all the various heads, &c.

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


[London] : Printed for J. Pridden, at the Feathers in Fleet-Street, 1766.

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8p.,plate ; 2⁰.

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ESTC N2058

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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