A Wonderfull Fair, or a Fair of Wonders. , —Large whole-sheet Print; the upper part engraven on copper-plate, with the above title over it; the lower a long poetical description of about lines, in letter-press in columns. The view is taken from the south edge of the river looking up to Essexbuildings and the Temple-gardens, hall, church, &c., which form the opposite back ground. Under each group of figures is added in words the action which they are intended to represent. The whole of the engraving is somewhat in the style of Michael Burghers, though considerably inferior.— Vol. xxvii.—. . Slightly Imperfect.
REPRESENTATION ICE THAMES LONDON, CHARLES —Whole-sheet copper-plate, looking horizontally from the and to . Title in an oval Cartouche at the top of the view, within the frame, the alphabetical references below outside; beneath which is
——Vol. xxvii.-. There is a variation of this Print in the , divided with common ink into partitions, as if to be used as cards, and numbered in the margin in type, with Roman numerals, in series of each, and extra.
. Small folio copper-plate, representing an ancient man in an oriental habit holding a scroll in his left hand marked
and with the other pointing to the frozen Thames on which the usual pastimes are taking place, with several names engraven beneath. Beyond appears London within a wall. The title is on a scroll above the figure and view, and beneath the print are the following verses.
Printed for Iames Norris, at the King's armes wout Temple Barr.—
-, —Whole-sheet copper-plate print, measuring inches by /. Dedicated to Sir Henry Hulse, Knt. and Lord Mayor, by James Moxon the Engraver.—,[a] , Vol. viii. after page .
. Whole-sheet Broadside, measuring inches by , with a large and coarse engraving on wood representing the sports, tents, and buildings, on the ice, taken from opposite the Temple, which appears in the back-ground: beneath are the title and lines of very inferior verse.—
London: . Half-sheet, small folio, pages of letter-press.
Half-sheet, small folio, a Poem of lines on pages of letter-press.[d] He is also in possession of another relique of this Frost, derived from the same collection, of far greater interest and curiosity. It consists of a quartersheet of coarse Dutch paper, on which, within a type border measuring inches by inches, are the names of
ICE , . ..These names express King Charles the ; his brother James, Duke of York, afterwards James II.; Queen Katherine, Infanta of Portugal; Mary D'Este, sister of Francis Duke of Modena, James's Duchess; the Princess Anne, daughter of the Duke of York, afterwards Queen Anne; and her husband, Prince George of Denmark. The last name was doubtless dictated by the humour of the King, and signifies Jack in the Cellar; alluding to the pregnant situation of Anne of Denmark. Mr. Upcott also possesses another paper, likewise derived from the Evelyn collection, Printed on the Ice -, bearing the names of Henry, Earl of Clarendon, son of the Chancellor; Flora, Countess of Clarendon; and their son Edward, Lord Cornbury.[e] The rapid disappearance of this Frost has been already noticed; but even on Evelyn observes, that though the weather were set in to an absolute thaw and rain, the Thames was still frozen. On he states, that
and even on there was
of it. The Spring which followed he records to have been excessively hot and dry, with such a drought as no man in England had known.
[a] British Topography, by Richard Gough, Lond. 1780. 4to. Vol. i. p. 731.
[b] Ibid. Vol. i. p. 732
[c] Ibid. Vol. i. p. 784*.—The two articles ensuing are also derived from the same authority.
[d] In this poem there occur the following lines relating to Charles II. viewing the frozen Thames from Whitehall. Then draw the King, who on his leads doth stray,To see the throng as on a Lord Mayor's day,And thus unto his nobles pleas'd to say:With these men on this Ice I'de undertakeTo cause the Turk all Europe to forsake;An army of these men, arm'd and completeWould soon the Turk in Christendom defeat.
[e] Another paper of this kind, also from the same collection, is mentioned by Mr. Bray in a note to Evelyn's Diary, Jan. 24th, 1683-84, with the names of Monsr. et Made. Justel. Printed on the River of Thames being frozen. In the 36th Year of King Charles the II. February the 5th, 1683.—Henry Justel was Secretary and Councillor to the King of France, and came to England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, when he was appointed Keeper of the King's Library. He died in 1693.
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|Howell's View of London|
|View of the Fire of London|
|The Conduits of Cheapside and Cornhill|
|Plan of the Fire in Bishopsgate Street, Cornhill, and Leadenhall Street: November 7th, 1765|
|Frost Fair on the River Thames|
|Part of the Strand: St. Clement's Danes|
|Ancient Structure in Ship Yard: Temple Bar|
|St. Paul's Cross and Cathedral: With King James I and his Court at a Sermon|
|Ancient Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London|
|Paul's Cross (and Preaching There)|
|Elsinge Spital, Sion College, and the Church of St. Alphage, London Wall|
|Elsinge's Hospital; or, as it is otherwise denominated, Elsynge Spittle|
|The Priory and Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield|
|The Church of St. Bartholomew the Less: Giltspure Street, West Smithfield, in the Ward of Farringdon Without|
|Crosby Hall, Bishopsgate Street|
|The Priory and Church of St. Helen, Bishopsgate Street|
|Monument of Sir Andrew Judde, Knight: In the Church of St. Helen, Bishopsgate Within|
|St. Michael's Church: Cornhill|
|The Parish Church of St. Paul, Shadwell: In the County of Middlesex|
|The Parish Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill: In Cornhill Ward|
|Extracts from the Vestry Books of the Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill|
Extracts from the Vestry Books of the Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill
Interments in the Old Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill
Monuments and Inscriptions in the Present Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill: Finished, A.D. 1681
Gifts and Charities of the Parish of St. Peter upon Cornhill
Rectors of the Church of St. Peter upon Cornhill
Library and School of St. Peter's upon Cornhill
|St. Saviour's Church|
|St. Saviour's Church, Southwark|
|Winchester Palace, Southwark|
|Chapels at the Eastern End of the Church of St. Saviour, Southwark|
|Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem|
|An Account of Bermondsey, its Manor, Priory, and Abbey|
|Priory of the Holy Trinity: In the Ward of Aldgate|
|St. Martin-le-Grand College, and St. Vedast, Foster Lane|
|A short Account of Lazar Houses in and near London|
|Lambe's Chapel and Alms-Houses: Monkwell Street, Cripplegate|
|The late Mr. Skelton's Meeting House, Erected Near the Site of the Globe Theatre, Maid Lane, Southwark|
|Zoar Street, Gravel Lane, Meeting House and School|
|Oratory, Under the Antient Mansion, or Inn, of the Priors of Lewes in Sussex|
|Whitehall: Plate I|
|Whitehall: Plate II|
|Whitehall: Plate III|
|St. James's Palace|
|Fawkeshall, or Copped Hall, Surrey|
|Toten-Hall, Tottenham Court Road|
|King John's Palace|
|Clarendon House, called also Albemarle House|
|Durham, Salisbury, and Worcester Houses|
|Sir Paul Pindar's House|
|Montagu House: Great Russel Street, Bloomsbury|
|The British Museum|
|Bedford House, Bloomsbury Square|
|Peterborough House, afterward Grosvenor House, Millbank, Westminster|
|Craven House, Drury Lane|
|Ancient Mansion called Monteagle House: Montague Close, Southwark|
|Oldbourne Hall, Shoe Lane: In the Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn|