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The celebrated lecture on heads; which has been exhibited upwards of one hundred successive nights, to crowded audiences, and met with the most universal applause. Part I. Introduction. Alexander the Great-Cherokeechief-Quackdoctor-Cuck-Old-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. Phisical Wig-Dissertation on Sneezing and Snuff-Taking-Life of a Blood-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.

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


[London] : Printed for J. Pridden, at the Feathers, in Fleetstreet; and sold by most other booksellers, in town and country, [1770?]

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[2],9,[1]p. ; 2⁰.

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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 N26639


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