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Bisset, J. (James), 1762?-1832

The loyalists alphabet : an original effusion / by James Bisset, Museum Birmingm.

London : Publish'd Septr. 3, 1804, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, 1804.
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([1] page) : illustrations ; sheet 40 x 26 cm
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Folio A 2015 3z
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 10276
"Twenty-four small oval designs arranged in six rows of four ... In 1804 popular fears of invasion, at their height in 1803, see BMSat 10008, had subsided, and are here ridiculed, see BMSat 10222, &c."--George, M. Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.
Subject Terms:
Alphabets -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827.
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820.
Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820.
Initial teaching alphabet -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.
Etchings -- 1804.
Laurie & Whittle, publisher.

  • A, stands for Albions Isle
  • B, for brave Britons renown'd
  • C, for a Corsican Tyrant
  • D, his dread Downfall must sound
  • E, for Embattl'd we stand
  • F, 'gainst the French our proud Foes
  • G, for our Glorious Gunners
  • H, for Heroical blows
  • I, for Invasion once stood
  • J, proves 'twas all a mere Joke
  • L, stands for Liberties Laws
  • M, Magna Charta's strong chain
  • N, Noble Nelson whom Neptune, Near Nile crown'd the Lord of the Main, Fal de ral &c.
  • O, Stands for Britains fam'd Oak
  • P, for each brave British Prince
  • Q, never once made a Question, \ Respecting the Deeds they'd evince
  • If R, for our Rights takes the field
  • Or S, should a signal display
  • They'd each call with T, for the Trumpet, To Home my Brave Boys & Away, Fal de ral &c.
  • U, for United we stand
  • V, for our bold Volunteers
  • Whom W, welcomes in War
  • And joins Loyal X in Three Cheers
  • With Y, all our Youths sally forth, with Standards of freedom advance
  • With Z, proving Englishmens Zeal, To humble the Zany of France, Fal de ral &c.

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