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: Old picture books; with other essays on bookish subjects
: Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944 Pollard, Alice
: Bibliography Illustrated books
: London : Methuen and co.
: University of California Libraries
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whose head, half on,half off it, a crown is held by an arm from the sky. In Swetnam the Woman-hater, arraigned by women,printed for Richard Meighen the next year, a fairly goodcut, which I regret to have remembered too late to havereproduced, exhibits Swetnam formally tried at bar,before a judge and jury of women. Our next picture is from The Fair Maid of the West,or, a Girle Worth Gold. The first part. As it was lately acted before the King andQueen, with approved liking,by the Queens MajestiesComedians. Written by T.H. (London, Printed forRichard Royston, and are tobe sold at his Shop in IvieLane. 1631.) The cut, ofcourse, represents the girlworth gold, and leaves onewondering whether the manwho took the part was reallyable to screw his waist to thefashionable limit here shown.In The Iron Age: Con-tayning the Rape of Hcllen :The siege of Troy: TheCombate betwixt Hector andAiax : Hector and Troilus slayne by Achilles : Achillesslaine by Paris : Aiax and Vlisses contend for the Armour
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THE FAIK MAID UF THE WEST WOODCUTS IN ENGLISH PLAYS 195 of Achilles : The Death of Aiax, etc. Written by ThomasHeywood, we have a very pictorial title-page, which dulvanswers to the stage direction : Alarum. In this combat,both having lost their swords and shields. Hector takesup a great piece of a rock and casts at Aiax, who tears ayoung tree up by the roots, and assails Hector ; at whichthey are parted by both armies. In The Second Part (N. Okes, 1632) the title-cutshows Troy in flames, the Greeks issuing from the woodenhorse, and in the foreground Sinon and Thersites engagedin a most conventional stage dialogue. The actual greet-ing of these heroes is in contrast with the earnest mienthe artist has given them ; for Thersites hails Sinon as* My Urchin, and Sinon hails Thersites as My Toad.But these epithets had no doubt a hidden meaning. Our next illustration is from The Foure Prentises ofLondon, With the Conquest of Jerusalem. As it hathbeene diuers times acted at the Red-Bull, by
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