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THE PICTORIAL PRESS.

[Illustration: HEADING OF 'THE JACOBITE'S JOURNAL,' 1747.

( Supposed to be Drawn by Hogarth. )

( See page 197. )]

THE PICTORIAL PRESS ITS ORIGIN AND PROGRESS.

[Illustration]

BY

MASON JACKSON.

With One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations.

LONDON: HURST AND BLACKETT. PUBLISHERS.

13 GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET. 1885.

All Rights reserved.

NOTE.

Some of the chapters of this book in a condensed form were published a few years ago in the Illustrated London News , and my acknowledgments are due to the proprietors of that journal for permission to reprint such of the woodcuts as accompanied the text in that form. I have also to thank them for their courtesy in allowing me to use several other engravings from the Illustrated London News , including some from the early numbers, which must now be reckoned among the curiosities of the Pictorial Press.

M. J.

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAPTER I. 1

The Pictorial Taste Universal The Early 'News books' Development of the Newspaper Press General use of Newspapers Establishment of Illustrated Journals Wandering Ballad Singers the First Newsvendors The English Mercurie of 1588 The Abolition of the Star Chamber and its Effect on the Press.

CHAPTER II. 8

Illustrated Broadsides Sir Francis Drake's Operations against the Spaniards Papers of News in the Reign of James I. The first Periodical Newspaper published in England Illustrated Tracts relating to Storms and Floods Remarkable Murders favourite subjects with the early Newswriters Murder of the Rev. Mr. Storre Murder in Cornwall Apparition of Three Skeletons Visions in the Air Attempt on the Life of the Duke of Buckingham Fall of Meteors at Bawlkin Green, Berkshire The Swedish Intelligencer Passage of the River Leck by Gustavus Adolphus The Sallee Rovers The Weekly News of 1638, an Illustrated Paper The Irish Rebellion of 1641 The Plague in London Murder on board an English Ship The Earl of Strafford His Execution on Tower Hill Archbishop Laud A Burlesque Play about him Attack by the Mob on Lambeth Palace Caricature of the Devil offering Laud a Cardinal's Hat.

CHAPTER III. 63

Ben Jonson's Ridicule of the Early Newspapers Fondness of the Old News Writers for the Marvellous The Smithfield Ghost The Wonderful Whale The Newbury Witch Satirical Tracts and Caricatures at the Commencement of the Civil War Religion Tossed in a Blanket Caricatures of the Pope and the Bishops Pluralists and Patentees Taylor, the Water Poet Mercurius Aulicus Activity of the Pamphleteers Welshmen Satirised Satires on Prince Rupert On the King and Queen The Ladies' Parliament Illustrated Tracts relating to Social and Political Subjects Sir Kenelm Digby's Duel The King entertained by the City of London, 1641 Executions in 1641 The Liquor Traffic and Sunday Closing in 1641 Abuses of the Ecclesiastical Courts Ritualism and Nunneries in 1641 Truths enforced by Lieing Stage Players and the Plague in 1641 Bartholomew Fair in 1641 Destruction of Charing Cross and Cheapside Cross Strange Apparition Method of enforcing their Views adopted by the Puritan Pamphleteers Parodies of Roundhead Sermons Matthew Hopkins the Witch finder The Welsh Post of 1643 William Lilly the Astrologer Three Suns seen in London on the King's Birthday.

CHAPTER IV. 108

The Civil War Flying Sheets of News Disturbance at Kingston on Thames Plot against London Riotous Proceedings at York, and Conspiracy in Edinburgh The House of Commons The Royal Standard raised at Nottingham Battle of Edgehill Prince Rupert The Lord Mayor of London Mercurius Civicus The Scottish Dove The Flying Post The Kingdomes Weekly Post Cruelties of the Cavaliers The 'Levellers' The King's Escape from Oxford Funeral of the Earl of Essex The Great Seal Broken Fairfax Cromwell Sea Fight in the Channel The Prince of Wales's Squadron Mutiny at Norwich Siege of Colchester Execution of Sir Charles Lucas The King at Carisbrooke Castle Execution of the King Confession of Richard Brandon... Continue reading book >>




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