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Object: Vol. 1. No. XV. Northern Looking Glass.
Object: Tom Sheridan and the countryman.
Object: A kick from St: Petersubrgh to Warsaw, or Northern po-litics.
Object: Life of a soldier; continued from No: 13.
Object: Too keen for the yankees.
Object: Chancery foot ball.
Object: A scene on 'Change, London.
Object: Old cross of Edinburgh; taken down in 1756.
Object: Good for nothing bills.
Object: Duddingston Loch.
Object: My house in town.
Etched caricature magazine of four folio pages, the last covered in letterpress text, in the form of a (fortnightly) newspaper; illustrations as follows. 23 January 1826
Six couples:  'Stealing'. A handsome young officer bends over a young lady asleep in a chair.  'Taking'. A black footman seizes an unwilling maidservant.  'Giving'. A sailor and a country girl embrace heartily.  'Throwing away'. A pretty young woman coaxes a scowling man, an elderly husband.  'Deceiving'. A dandified fortune-hunter kisses a fat widow who sits over an open money-chest.  'Receiving'. A schoolboy tiptoeing on a book is about to be kissed by a prim woman.
TOM SHERIDAN AND THE COUNTRYMAN.
T. S. slaughters ducks, &c, at close range, watched by a knowing farmer. He has paid the farmer, who does not own the ducks, for a double-barrelled shot; he intends to cover by a joke his lack of success on a day's shooting.
(For T. S. (1775-1817) in Scotland, cf. No. 10297.)
A KICK FROM ST PETERSBURGH TO WARSAW, OR NORTHERN PO-LITICS,
P. 1. The new Tsar, wearing uniform with breeches and boots, kicks his elder brother violently through the air towards a mound inscribed 'Poland'. He wears a crown and holds out orb and sceptre. Constantine's crown falls off; he also is in uniform, but with strapped dandified trousers. The Tsar stands on ground inscribed 'Russia'; behind him is a row of muzzled bears standing like soldiers, with lances, and wearing caps and trousers. 'Poland' is covered with poles topped by square Polish caps, cf. No. 10705. Between the two countries are the domes of the Kremlin, and a funeral procession (Alexander's); bears draw the hearse; bears on their hind-legs holding lances are the escort.
(An incorrect interpretation of the accession of Nicholas, see No. 15111.)
LIFE OF A SOLDIER; continued from N° 13 [No. 15104].
'9.' On the battlefield: he wrests an Eagle from a foppish French officer.
'10.' He stands at attention while an officer, holding the Eagle, presents him to Wellington; an officer of dragoons stands beside him. He is given a commission on the spot. See No. 15322.
TOO KEEN FOR THE YANKEES.
Kean, as Richard III, capers wildly on an improvised platform, surrounded by cheering Americans, white and black. He holds in each hand a large bag of 'Dollars'. Above:
'Richard is himself again
High Doodle Dandy; -
Let those laugh who always win,
Yankee Doodle Dandy.'
(Kean, by a judicious letter to the National Observer, overcame public resentment, see No. 15106, and had a successful season in New York, remitting £500 to London. Playfair, Kean, 1939, pp. 255 f.)
CHANCERY FOOT BALL.
P. 2. Eldon, in Chancellor's wig and gown, runs (left to right) on a grassy mound, kicking papers before him. He holds against his shoulder a large vice, placarded 'E-d-n Patent Vice', in which are many papers; in his right hand is the Purse of the Great Seal. In the background, running after him, are litigants (one wearing a fool's cap) and barristers.
(Text: The Chancellor leads suitors a dance, by postponing decisions, and 'with some unlucky causes... plays a sort of game of football'. The 'Vice' is probably Leach, see No. 13740. See No. 15139, &c.)
A SCENE ON 'CHANGE, LONDON.
Two Jews sit side by side, their legs confined in (penal) stocks inscribed 4 Pr Cents. One pulls the nose of the other who flourishes a horse-whip. Behind (1. and r.) are a church spire and two tiny figures, each timidly holding a pair of duelling pistols.
Text: two prominent members of the Stock Exchange disputing over a bargain, one gave the other the lie, had his nose pulled, and responded with a horse-whip. Instead of fighting they followed the example of 'their renowned predecessors, Lockitt and Peachum [in the Beggar's Opera, cf. No. 7856, &c.]. ... So much for Stock-jobbing and Stock-jobbers.'
OLD CROSS OF EDINBURGH; TAKEN DOWN IN 1756.
(Undescribed by George.)
GOOD FOR NOTHING BILLS.
A ragged tailor obsequiously presents his bill to a dandy resembling Petersham. Above:
'I have taken the liberty to present you my Bill, and: D-n Bills they are good for nothing-nobody takes them now.'
Skaters in the foreground fall grotesquely, others cut figures or race along. Behind them is a curling match (with spherical stones). The middle distance is crowded with figures, and two carriages stand on the ice. On the shores are (1.) refreshment tents and (r.) a military band. The summit of the adjacent hill is covered with tiny spectators.
MY HOUSE IN TOWN.
A section of a large house from roof to cellars, showing interior. On the roof cats prowl. Two miserable garrets are occupied (1.) by a maidservant who leans from a skylight to hand a letter by a pair of tongs to an adjacent attic, and (r.) by a manservant who leans out to greet a woman at another attic window. The fifth floor contains 'the Nursery' (with sick children); 'the Laundry' (linen on fire while laundrymaid and footman play cards) ; the Lumber Room (containing lumber and an elderly man). The fourth floor: 'Gentlemen's Withdrawing Room' (punch, toasts, and drunkenness); 'Ladies Withdrawing Room' (conversation, a footman drops a tray of tea-things). Third floor: 'Dining Room' (a dinner-party). 'Bed Room' (ladies, having placed hats and cloaks on the bed, are grouped at a toilet-table). Second floor: 'Visiting Parlour' (a formal call). 'Music Room' (a music lesson, harp and piano, with visitors). 'Dancing Room' (a dancing lesson). First floor: 'Pantry' (serving also as larder; a butler is absorbed in a newspaper while a cat devours fish). 'Breakfast Parlour' (three breakfasters, the table close to the fire: yawns, curl-papers, and dressing-gown). 'Study' (a man crippled with gout furiously pulls the bell, while trying with his crutch to stop a dog from biting a cat). 'Ladies' Dressing Room' (a lady stands at the dressing-table rougeing her face, while an elderly maid strains at her stay-laces). Ground floor: 'Kitchen' (fat cook basting a bird, coachman sitting over the fire, kitchen-maid at work, one footman chasing a coy maidservant, another standing by the fire). 'Porter's Hall' (the porter fast asleep in his chair, while a dog barks furiously at the closed door). Cellars: 'Wine Cellar' (butler and a tipsy footman carouse). 'Coal Cellar' (coal, rats, bottles, a marauder with a dark lantern, the legs of a second man descending from the coal-shoot in the roof).
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