File:1805-courtship-caricature.jpg

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English: "A receipt [i.e. recipe] for courtship", a Dec. 21st 1805 caricature mildly satirizing the courting customs or romance rituals of 1805 England.

Poem contained in caricature:

Two or three dears, and two or three sweets;
Two or three balls, and two or three treats;
Two or three serenades, given as a lure;
Two or three oaths how much they endure;
Two or three messages sent in a day;
Two or three times led out from the play;
Two or three soft speeches made by the way;
Two or three tickets for two or three times;
Two or three love letters writ all in rhymes;
Two or three months keeping strict to these rules,
Can never fail making a couple of fools.
The keyboard instrument at left signifies that music also played a role in the courtship process...
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Source Edited from image on Library of Congress website at [1]

Bibliographic information found on the LoC site:

TITLE: A receipt for courtship

CALL NUMBER: PC 3 - 1805 - A receipt for courtship (A size) [P&P]

REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-4741 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-59614 (b&w film copy neg.) No known restrictions on publication.

SUMMARY: Young man handing young woman a note; text of poem is caricature of romantic courtship.

MEDIUM: 1 print : engraving, color.

CREATED/PUBLISHED: London : published by Laurie & Whittle, 1805.

NOTES: No. 417. British Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress)

SUBJECTS:

  • Courtship--England--1800-1810
  • Couples--England--1800-1810.

FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1800-1810. Engravings British Color 1800-1810.

REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

DIGITAL ID: (color film copy transparency) cph 3g04741 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g04741 (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b07356 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b07356

VIDEO FRAME ID: LCPP003B-07356 (from b&w film copy neg.)

CARD #: 96512570
Author unknown 1805 author/engraver
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