English Eccentrics and Eccentricities
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English Eccentrics and Eccentricities

By John Timbs
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  • ENGLISH ECCENTRICS.
    • PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW-STREET SQUARE LONDON
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • WEALTH AND FASHION.
      • DELUSIONS, IMPOSTURES, AND FANATIC MISSIONS.
      • STRANGE SIGHTS AND SPORTING SCENES.
      • ECCENTRIC ARTISTS.
      • THEATRICAL FOLKS.
      • MEN OF LETTERS.
      • CONVIVIAL ECCENTRICITIES.
      • MISCELLANEA.
    • WEALTH AND FASHION.
    • DELUSIONS, IMPOSTURES, AND FANATIC MISSIONS.
    • STRANGE SIGHTS AND SPORTING SCENES.
    • ECCENTRIC ARTISTS.
    • THEATRICAL FOLKS.
    • MEN OF LETTERS.
    • CONVIVIAL ECCENTRICITIES.
    • MISCELLANEA.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • ENGLISH ECCENTRICS.
    • The Beckfords and Fonthill.
      • Alderman Beckford's Monument Speech, in Guildhall.
      • Beau Brummel.
      • Sir Lumley Skeffington, Bart.
      • "Romeo" Coates.
      • Abraham Newland.
      • The Spendthrift Squire of Halston, John Mytton.
      • Lord Petersham.
      • The King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
      • Sir Edward Dering's Luckless Courtship.
      • Gretna-Green Marriages.
      • The Agapemone, or Abode of Love.
      • Singular Scotch Ladies.
      • Mrs. Bond, of Hackney.
      • John Ward, the Hackney Miser.
      • "Poor Man of Mutton."
      • Lord Kenyon's Parsimony.
      • Mary Moser, the Flower-Painter.
      • The Eccentric Miss Banks.
      • Thomas Cooke, the Miser of Pentonville.
      • Thomas Cooke, the Turkey Merchant.
      • "Lady Lewson," of Clerkenwell.
      • Profits of Dust-sifting, and Dust-heaps.
      • Sir John Dinely, Bart.
      • The Rothschilds.
      • A Legacy of Half a Million of Money.
      • Eccentricities of the Earl of Bridgewater.
      • The Denisons, and the Conyngham Family.
      • "Dog Jennings."
      • Baron Ward's Remarkable Career.
      • A Costly House-Warming.
      • Devonshire Eccentrics.
      • Hannah Snell, the Female Soldier.
      • Lady Archer.
    • Alderman Beckford's Monument Speech, in Guildhall.
    • Beau Brummel.
    • Sir Lumley Skeffington, Bart.
    • "Romeo" Coates.
    • Abraham Newland.
    • The Spendthrift Squire of Halston, John Mytton.
    • Lord Petersham.
    • The King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
    • Sir Edward Dering's Luckless Courtship.
    • Gretna-Green Marriages.
    • The Agapemone, or Abode of Love.
    • Singular Scotch Ladies.
    • Mrs. Bond, of Hackney.
    • John Ward, the Hackney Miser.
    • "Poor Man of Mutton."
    • Lord Kenyon's Parsimony.
    • Mary Moser, the Flower-Painter.
    • The Eccentric Miss Banks.
    • Thomas Cooke, the Miser of Pentonville.
    • Thomas Cooke, the Turkey Merchant.
    • "Lady Lewson," of Clerkenwell.
    • Profits of Dust-sifting, and Dust-heaps.
    • Sir John Dinely, Bart.
    • The Rothschilds.
    • A Legacy of Half a Million of Money.
    • Eccentricities of the Earl of Bridgewater.
    • The Denisons, and the Conyngham Family.
    • "Dog Jennings."
    • Baron Ward's Remarkable Career.
    • A Costly House-Warming.
    • Devonshire Eccentrics.
    • Hannah Snell, the Female Soldier.
    • Lady Archer.
    • DELUSIONS, IMPOSTURES, and FANATIC MISSIONS.
      • Modern Alchemists.
      • Jack Adams, the Astrologer.
      • The Woman-hating Cavendish.
      • Modern Astrology.—"Witch Pickles."
      • Hannah Green; or, "Ling Bob."
      • Oddities of Lady Hester Stanhope.
      • Hermits and Eremitical Life.
      • The Recluses of Llangollen.
      • Snuff-taking Legacies.
      • Burial Bequests.
      • Burials on Box Hill and Leith Hill.
      • Jeremy Bentham's Bequest of his Remains.
      • The Marquis of Anglesey's Leg.
      • The Cottle Church.
      • Horace Walpole's Chattels saved by a Talisman.
      • Norwood Gipsies.
      • "Cunning Mary," of Clerkenwell.
      • Jerusalem Whalley.
      • Father Mathew and the Temperance Movement.
      • Eccentric Preachers.
      • Irving a Millenarian.
      • A Trio of Fanatics.
      • The Spenceans.
      • Joanna Southcote, and the Coming of Shiloh.
      • The Founder of Mormonism.
      • Huntington, the Preacher.
      • Amen.
      • Strangely Eccentric, yet Sane.
      • Strange Hallucination.
      • "Corner Memory Thompson."
      • Mummy of a Manchester Lady.
      • Hypochondriasis.
    • Modern Alchemists.
    • Jack Adams, the Astrologer.
    • The Woman-hating Cavendish.
    • Modern Astrology.—"Witch Pickles."
    • Hannah Green; or, "Ling Bob."
    • Oddities of Lady Hester Stanhope.
    • Hermits and Eremitical Life.
    • The Recluses of Llangollen.
    • Snuff-taking Legacies.
    • Burial Bequests.
    • Burials on Box Hill and Leith Hill.
    • Jeremy Bentham's Bequest of his Remains.
    • The Marquis of Anglesey's Leg.
    • The Cottle Church.
    • Horace Walpole's Chattels saved by a Talisman.
    • Norwood Gipsies.
    • "Cunning Mary," of Clerkenwell.
    • Jerusalem Whalley.
    • Father Mathew and the Temperance Movement.
    • Eccentric Preachers.
    • Irving a Millenarian.
    • A Trio of Fanatics.
    • The Spenceans.
    • Joanna Southcote, and the Coming of Shiloh.
    • The Founder of Mormonism.
    • Huntington, the Preacher.
    • Amen.
    • Strangely Eccentric, yet Sane.
    • Strange Hallucination.
    • "Corner Memory Thompson."
    • Mummy of a Manchester Lady.
    • Hypochondriasis.
    • STRANGE SIGHTS and SPORTING SCENES.
      • "The Wonder of all the Wonders that the World ever Wondered at."
      • "The Princess Caraboo."
      • Fat Folks.—Lambert and Bright.
      • A Cure for Corpulence.
      • Epitaphs on Fat Folks.
      • Count Boruwlaski, the Polish Dwarf.
      • The Irish Giant.
      • Birth Extraordinary.
      • William Hutton's "Strong Woman."
      • Wildman and His Bees.
      • Lord Stowell's love of Sight-seeing.
      • John Day and Fairlop Fair.
      • A Princely Hoax.
      • Sir John Waters's Escape.
      • Colonel Mackinnon's Practical Joking.
      • A Gourmand Physician.
      • Dick England, the Gambler.
      • Brighton Races, Thirty Years Since.
      • Colonel Mellish.
      • Doncaster Eccentrics.
      • "Walking Stewart."
      • Youthful Days of the Hon. Grantley Berkeley.[33]
      • What Became of the Seven Dials
      • An Old Bailey Character.
      • Bone and Shell Exhibition.
      • "Quid Rides?"
      • "Bolton Trotters."
      • Eccentric Lord Coleraine.
      • Eccentric Travellers.
      • Elegy on a Geologist.
    • "The Wonder of all the Wonders that the World ever Wondered at."
    • "The Princess Caraboo."
    • Fat Folks.—Lambert and Bright.
    • A Cure for Corpulence.
    • Epitaphs on Fat Folks.
    • Count Boruwlaski, the Polish Dwarf.
    • The Irish Giant.
    • Birth Extraordinary.
    • William Hutton's "Strong Woman."
    • Wildman and His Bees.
    • Lord Stowell's love of Sight-seeing.
    • John Day and Fairlop Fair.
    • A Princely Hoax.
    • Sir John Waters's Escape.
    • Colonel Mackinnon's Practical Joking.
    • A Gourmand Physician.
    • Dick England, the Gambler.
    • Brighton Races, Thirty Years Since.
    • Colonel Mellish.
    • Doncaster Eccentrics.
    • "Walking Stewart."
    • Youthful Days of the Hon. Grantley Berkeley.[33]
    • What Became of the Seven Dials
    • An Old Bailey Character.
    • Bone and Shell Exhibition.
    • "Quid Rides?"
    • "Bolton Trotters."
    • Eccentric Lord Coleraine.
    • Eccentric Travellers.
    • Elegy on a Geologist.
    • ECCENTRIC ARTISTS.
      • Gilray and his Caricatures
      • William Blake, Painter and Poet.
      • Nollekens, the Sculptor.
    • Gilray and his Caricatures
    • William Blake, Painter and Poet.
    • Nollekens, the Sculptor.
    • THEATRICAL FOLKS.
      • The Young Roscius.
      • Hardham's "No 37."
      • Rare Criticism.
      • The O. P. Riot.
      • Origin of "Paul Pry."[39]
      • Mrs. Garrick.
      • Mathews, a Spanish Ambassador.
      • Grimaldi, the Clown.
      • Munden's Last Performance.
      • Oddities of Dowton.
      • Liston in Tragedy.
      • Boyhood of Edmund Kean.
      • A Mysterious Parcel.
      • Masquerade Incident.
      • Mr. T. P. Cooke in Melodrama and Pantomime.
      • "Romeo and Juliet" in America.
      • The Mulberries, a Shakspearian Club.
      • Colley Cibber's Daughter.
      • An Eccentric Love-Passage.
      • True to the Text.
    • The Young Roscius.
    • Hardham's "No 37."
    • Rare Criticism.
    • The O. P. Riot.
    • Origin of "Paul Pry."[39]
    • Mrs. Garrick.
    • Mathews, a Spanish Ambassador.
    • Grimaldi, the Clown.
    • Munden's Last Performance.
    • Oddities of Dowton.
    • Liston in Tragedy.
    • Boyhood of Edmund Kean.
    • A Mysterious Parcel.
    • Masquerade Incident.
    • Mr. T. P. Cooke in Melodrama and Pantomime.
    • "Romeo and Juliet" in America.
    • The Mulberries, a Shakspearian Club.
    • Colley Cibber's Daughter.
    • An Eccentric Love-Passage.
    • True to the Text.
    • MEN OF LETTERS.
      • Monk Lewis
      • Porson's Eccentricities.
      • Parriana: Oddities of Dr. Parr.
      • Oddities of John Horne Tooke.
      • Mr. Canning's Humour.
      • Peter Pindar.—Dr. Wolcot.
      • The Author of "Dr. Syntax."
      • Mrs. Radcliffe and the Critics.
      • Cool Sir James Mackintosh.
      • Eccentricities of Cobbett.
      • Heber, the Book-Collector.
      • Sir John Soane Lampooned.
      • Extraordinary Calculators.
      • Charles Lamb's Cottage at Islington.
      • Thomas Hood.
      • A Witty Archbishop.
      • Literary Madmen.
      • A Perpetual-Motion Seeker.
      • The Romantic Duchess of Newcastle.
      • Sources of Laughter.
    • Monk Lewis
    • Porson's Eccentricities.
    • Parriana: Oddities of Dr. Parr.
    • Oddities of John Horne Tooke.
    • Mr. Canning's Humour.
    • Peter Pindar.—Dr. Wolcot.
    • The Author of "Dr. Syntax."
    • Mrs. Radcliffe and the Critics.
    • Cool Sir James Mackintosh.
    • Eccentricities of Cobbett.
    • Heber, the Book-Collector.
    • Sir John Soane Lampooned.
    • Extraordinary Calculators.
    • Charles Lamb's Cottage at Islington.
    • Thomas Hood.
    • A Witty Archbishop.
    • Literary Madmen.
    • A Perpetual-Motion Seeker.
    • The Romantic Duchess of Newcastle.
    • Sources of Laughter.
    • CONVIVIAL ECCENTRICITIES.
      • Busby's Folly and Bull Feather Hall.
      • Old Islington Taverns.
      • The Oyster and Parched-Pea Club.
      • A Manchester Punch-House.
      • "The Blue Key."
      • Brandy in Tea.
      • "The Wooden Spoon."
      • A Tipsy Village.
      • What an Epicure Eats in his Life-Time.
      • Epitaph on Dr. William Maginn.
      • Greenwich Dinners.
      • Lord Pembroke's Port Wine.
      • A tremendous Bowl of Punch.
    • Busby's Folly and Bull Feather Hall.
    • Old Islington Taverns.
    • The Oyster and Parched-Pea Club.
    • A Manchester Punch-House.
    • "The Blue Key."
    • Brandy in Tea.
    • "The Wooden Spoon."
    • A Tipsy Village.
    • What an Epicure Eats in his Life-Time.
    • Epitaph on Dr. William Maginn.
    • Greenwich Dinners.
    • Lord Pembroke's Port Wine.
    • A tremendous Bowl of Punch.
    • MISCELLANEA.
      • Long Sir Thomas Robinson.
      • Lord Chesterfield's Will.
      • An Odd Family.
      • An Eccentric Host.
      • Quackery Successful.
      • The Grateful Footpad.
      • A Notoriety of the Temple.
      • A Ride in a Sedan.
      • Mr. John Scott (Lord Eldon) in Parliament.
      • A Chancery Jeu-d'Esprit.
      • Hanging by Compact.
      • The Ambassador Floored.
      • "The Dutch Mail."
      • Bad Spelling.[46]
      • A "Single" Conspirator.
      • A Miscalculation.
      • An Indiscriminate Collector.
      • The Bishops' Saturday Night.
      • "Rather Than Otherwise."
      • Classic Soup Distribution.
      • Alphabet Single Rhymed.
      • Non Sequitur and Therefore.
    • Long Sir Thomas Robinson.
    • Lord Chesterfield's Will.
    • An Odd Family.
    • An Eccentric Host.
    • Quackery Successful.
    • The Grateful Footpad.
    • A Notoriety of the Temple.
    • A Ride in a Sedan.
    • Mr. John Scott (Lord Eldon) in Parliament.
    • A Chancery Jeu-d'Esprit.
    • Hanging by Compact.
    • The Ambassador Floored.
    • "The Dutch Mail."
    • Bad Spelling.[46]
    • A "Single" Conspirator.
    • A Miscalculation.
    • An Indiscriminate Collector.
    • The Bishops' Saturday Night.
    • "Rather Than Otherwise."
    • Classic Soup Distribution.
    • Alphabet Single Rhymed.
    • Non Sequitur and Therefore.
    • INDEX.
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