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Parmenter, S., active 1821.
An elegy : to the memory of our illustrious and lamented Queen Caroline of England.
Alternate Title(s):
Britons, come all join with me
Britons mourn her fate deplore!
[London] : Printed at J. Pitts's Wholesale Toy Warehouse. 6 Qreat [sic] St. Andrew Street, 7 Dials, [1821?]
Physical Description:
1 broadside : illustrations ; 47 x 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2018 7a
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Black-bordered broadside commemorating Queen Caroline, who had died on 7 August 1821, with woodcut decorations, probably from old blocks. These include coffins, with emblems of mortality, skull, cross-bones, hour-glass, a funeral procession (of c. 1740?), and emblems of monarchy, including The Royal Bed and Royal Wardrobe and coat-of-arms. Two columns of letterpress text: verses by Shakespeare and S. Parmentier and an account of the Queen's life.
First line of poem: Britons, come all join with me.
First line of An Ode: Britons mourn her fate deplore!
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 14243
BAC: British Art Center copy annotated in ink at top right corner: Aug 11th, 1832.
Subject Terms:
Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821 -- Death and burial.
Mourning customs -- Great Britain.
Woodcuts -- 1821.
Broadside poems.
Memorial works.
Pitts, John, 1765-1844, publisher, printer.
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