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A second one of O'Connell is inscribed :
Counseller D. O'Connell,
The undaunted assertor of
Ireland's Rights -Transcendental Knowledge, 64–First English Theatrical
and champion of Catholic Emancipation. Company in America-Francis Lennard, Lord Dacre-Newspaper Cutting Agencies, 65—" Quot linguas calles Among electioneering pottery is a jug with :tot homines vales Centenarian Foxhunter " What cheer?"-Lee's Alexander the Great'--Belinda-Gram
Majority of 44 mar Schools of Edward VI., 66–Parish Register: Preston
In the year Candover-Surname Turner, 67.
1796. QUERIES :- Thomas Neale, 67 - Curran and Overbury –
Honour and Honesty Brawn—The Siege of Belgrade'-Welsh Songs—Chålet
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No Corn Law
Hunt and Liberty. Gloves and Kisses —" Cross-purposes,” 71–French Prisoners of War-Fairs-Engraving : Nancy Walpole-Ten- Showing the great interest taken by the nation nyson and Tobacco -- Plainness versus Beauty - Boileau's in the case of Queen Caroline, is the following on • Satires,'72-D. Lock-Local Notes and Queries '-Shakspeare in Oxford-Rattlin the Reefer'-St. Citha, 73–
a mug: Princess Anne's Horse-Thunderstorm-Alice FitzAlan, 74
Long live Caroline -Stewart's Rooms-Slaughter Family,Gray's Bard'
I'll sing a song of sixpence Fire by Rubbing Sticks--The Devil's Books, 75–Vayne
A green bag full of lies
Four and twenty witnesses
All proved to be spies. lows," 77-Miserere Carvings— Lines on Tennyson'-Cad
When the bag was opened wallader-Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 78.
The Lords began to stare NOTES ON BOOKS:-Castle's English Book-plates'.
To see their precious evidence
All vanish'd into air.
To ye Pious Memory
The army and navy, as would be expected, HISTORY IN POTTERY AT BRIGHTON.
figure largely in the collection. There are numer(Concluded from p. 45.)
ous portraits of various great commanders: WelOther portraits are of Lord Chatham, Hon. W. lington, Nelson, Rodney, Keppel, Wolfe, &c. There
are several caricatures of Bonaparte, and many Pitt, Wilkes (Wilkes and Liberty "), Alderman instances of the contempt in which the Britisher of Beckford, the Bristol Philantbropists, Reynolds, former days held the French. and Colston, Wilberforce, Leinster (the honoured and great), Brougham, Russell
, Cobden, &c.; some of at his post; or Boney's peep into Walmer Castle,"
A large jug has the inscription, “ The Centinel these are on Bellarmine or Grey Beard jugs. These and below is an amusing
sketch. From behind the jugs, of which the neck is formed by the head of walls of Walmer Castle a sentry starts up, “. Who the man and the lower part by his body, were derisively named after Cardinal Bellarmine, who goes there?". A boat full of Frenchnen is apdied in 1621. The cardinal baviog, by his deter- about, citoyens, for thero will be no good to be
“Ab, Begar! dat man alive still? Turn mined and bigoted opposition to the Reformed done. I know his tricks of old !" Religion, made himself obnoxious in the Low
Another has a monkey in field marshal's uniform, Countries, became naturally on object of derision running after a bull-dog (“ John Bull”
on the and contempt with the Protestants, who, among collar) with a large bone, inscribed “Malta,” in his other modes of showing their detestation of the man, mouth. Dog is saying, “There, Monkey, that seized on the potter's art to exbibit his short for you !" and the monkey, “Eh, you Bull Dog, stature, his hard features, and bis rotand figure, to vat you carry off dat Bone for! I vas going to become the jest of the ale-house and the by-word take dat myself. I vas good mind to lick you but of the people.
for dem dam Tooths." Below is, “Tbe Bone of Later on, naturally, these jugs were made to Contention, or the English Bull-dog and the represent any noted character, though
the original Corsican Monkey." Dame “Bellarmine" sticks to them. One, of Lord
A third jug has a sketcb of “Facing the Enemy”; John Russell, bas the words
a very jolly Englishman with a “John Bull” dog, The true spirit of Reform,
looks at a shivering, small Frenchman, and says, and another, of Daniel O'Connell,
“I declare it would be charity to give the poor The Irish Reform Cordial.
fellow a meals victuals [sic] before I fight him !”
The Frenchman remarks, “ Begar ! me no like de and names of shipowners, when the trade was in look of dat Jean Bool !
its infancy. One bas a ship in full sail, and below The following illustrations on a large jug are is written :still more anti-French. One is of an Englishman
May Peace with Plenty
On our Nation smile with oaken staff and sturdy dog, facing Bonaparte,
& Trade with Commerce behind whom is the Devil. Bonaparte says,
bless the British Isle. vat a terrable Jean Bull, me be half afraid, much rather make Peace now, I have obtained the Crown. Turning from ship to compass is a short step, and To reign is worth ambition tho' in Hell.” The on one jug we have the full history of the latter. Englisbman says, “Come on you Murdering Cor- A compass is drawn, with “Come box the compass” sican Tyrant, this Sprig of Oak will soon do your on a scroll above ; below is a man with a meabusiness, and my companion shall fight your Father suring rod, a ship, and the words :there behind you." The Devil says, “ Fight him,
" Invented by Murphy, a Dutchman, A.D. 1229, first dam him, fight him, Bony; you 'll sooner come Naples, 1302 ; its declination discová by Hartman, 1538."
exbibited at Venice, 1260. Improved by Giora, of home, and you know how impatiently we all wait
The other picture on the reverse side is on the other side, we suppose to point the moral called “Bonaparte's last shift.” He stands with that a married couple should try to steer their small attendant devils around him, all with scrolls course through life well, is * Matrimony and issuing from their mouths, “Murderer,” “Poisoner," Courtship.” The two faces are 80 drawn that “Fraud,” “Deceit.” He is saying, “What will be one time they look smiling at each other, but come of me? My ships taken.Myself escaped when the jug is reversed, they look grumpy. The on a Plank. I who have done such wonders must mouths, seen one way, curve upwards, laughing, now be drowned in salt water. O! what horrors seen the other, downwards, and sulky:does my imagination picture to me now-down I
When two fond fools together meet sink, Heaven will be avenged.” Below is the Devil,
Each look gives joy, each kies so sweet;
But wed how cold and cross they be pulling him down, and saying, “Thy time is ex
Turn upside down, and then you 'll see. pired; well thou bast executed thy Commission,
That form once o'er, with angry brow and well thou shalt be rewarded.”
The married pair both peevish grow: To turn to the naval heroes. Many of the pieces All night and day they scold and brawl; of china in this department will be recognized by She calls him ass, he calls her fool. those who saw them in the Naval Exhibition of
A very amusing set of figures is that of a crossing 1890. A pint mug has a picture of a war-ship sweeper with his broom, the same man in different (Duncan's, the Venerable), and the words :
attitudes and expressions. They might be entitled : Vain are the boasts of Belgich's sons
1, Quite done up. When faced by British ships and guns;
2. A deep drink-satisfying. Tho de Winter does in Autumn come,
3. Pocketing the bottle : glow of content. Brave Duncan brings his harvest home.
(Fate cannot harm him-he has dined to-day.) Among the many portraits of Nelson is one on a
4. Preparing the pipe : perfect bliss. jug, supported by two cherubs, one with trumpet
The collection has its Obamber of Horrors, to sound his praises, one with bay leaves to crown There may be seen figures of William Corder and him; a ribbon with “Battle of the Nile," and his sweetheart, Maria Martin, whom he murdered below a plan of the order of the English and (1827), and buried in the Red Barn, which is reFrench ships during that battle. Hardships of sailors in the piping times of peace miles from Ipswich, has only lately been pulled
presented in a separate piece ; this barn, twelve is shown on a jug inscribed “The Neglected Tar.” down. The murder was brought to light
by the girl's The picture represents rich people looking from a step-mother
dreaming three times consecutively window and giving money to a 'man and boy with of the murder and secret burial, which caused indancing dogs. A melancholy looking sailor stands quiries to be made. Another murder, connected by in rags ; below are the verses:
also with a dream, is that of Mr. Percival, the I sing the British seaman's praise
Premier (1812), by John Bellingham, in the House
of Commons; the dreamer was a Cornish gentleOh ! 'tis your boast and glory.
man, entirely unconnected with either party, and When mad-brained war spreads death around
who had never even seen the House. Thartell is By them you are protected ;
there, who took part in the notorious murder in But when in peace the nation's found
1823, near St. Albao's, and from whose trial dates These bulwarks are neglected.
the oft-quoted reason of a man being respectable There are representations of favourite vessels, as “because he kept a horse and gig ”; also the cook “Success to the Lucy, 1792," and "The Mariner's being asked if supper was "postponed" the night Compass.” Some mugs bear the signals used at of the murder; answered “No: it was pork." Bidstone Lighthouse, near Liverpool, with the flags A blue and white jug has a picture of the guillo