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The English Spy

An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life

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Published: 1825
Language: English
Wordcount: 214,235 / 646 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 733
Added to site: 2006.12.04 15459
Genre: Humor

D ETONA ANSWERING MORNING MUSTER-ROLL. 25 A view of the school-yard, Eton, at the time first Absence is called, and just when the learned Doctor Keat is reviewing the upper school. (Portraits.)


THE OPPIDAN'S MUSEUM, OR ETON COURT OF CLAIMS AT THE CHRISTOPHER. 49 Bernard Blackmantle and Robert Transit sitting in judge- ment after Election Saturday, apportioning the remuneration money to the different claimants of the surrounding trophies.


ETON MONTEM, AND THE MOUNT, SALT HILL. 96 An accurate sketch of this ancient customary procession made upon the spot.


THE FIRST BOW TO ALMA MATER. 113 Bernard Blackmantle's Introduction to the Big Wig on his Arrival at Oxford.


FLOORING OF MERCURY, OR BURNING THE OAKS. 131 A scene in Tom Quadrangle, Oxford.

"If wits aright their tale of terror tell, A little after great Mercurius fell,


Gownsmen and Townsmen throng'd the water's edge To gaze upon the dreadful sacrilege:




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