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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-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 -Ranclagh 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-Conjuror 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 by Richard Bond, for R. Richards, near Bartlet's Buildings, Holborn, MDCCLXV.[1765]

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[2],21,[1]p.,plate ; 8⁰.

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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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ESTC T163851


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