An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank: Reprinted Verbatim from "The Westminster Review"

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George Redway, 1884 - Всего страниц: 60

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Стр. 31 - Long live the king ! And Gilpin, long live he ! And when he next doth ride abroad May I be there to see...
Стр. 31 - Stop thief ! stop thief ! — a highwayman ! " Not one of them was mute; And all and each that pass'd that way Did join in the pursuit. And now the turnpike gates again Flew open in short space, The toll-men thinking as before That Gilpin rode a race.
Стр. 2 - Sunday in London. Illustrated in Fourteen Cuts by George Cruikshank, and a few words by a friend of his, with a copy of Sir Andrew Agnew's Bill.
Стр. 59 - He has told a thousand truths in as many strange and fascinating ways ; he has given a thousand new and pleasant thoughts to millions of people ; he has never used his wit dishonestly ; he has never, in all the exuberance of his frolicsome humour, caused a single painful or guilty blush : how little do we think of the extraordinary power of this man, and how ungrateful we are to him...
Стр. 30 - Until he came unto the Wash Of Edmonton so gay. And there he threw the wash about On both sides of the way, Just like unto a trundling mop, Or a wild goose at play. At Edmonton his loving wife From the balcony spied Her tender husband, wond'ring much To see how he did ride. " Stop, stop, John Gilpin ! Here's the house — " They all at once did cry ; " The dinner waits, and we are tired — " Said Gilpin,
Стр. 5 - Cruikshank's thrush begins to pipe and carol, as in the days of boyhood ; hence misty moralities, reflections, and sad and pleasant remembrances arise. He is the friend of the young especially. Have we not read all the story-books that his wonderful pencil has illustrated ? Did we not forego tarts, in order to buy his ' Breaking-up,' or his ' Fashionable Monstrosities ' of the year eighteen hundred and something?
Стр. 1 - LIFE IN LONDON : or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom.
Стр. 7 - There must be no smiling with Cruikshank. A man who does not laugh outright is a dullard, and has no heart; even the old dandy of sixty must have laughed at his own wondrous grotesque image, as they say Louis Philippe did, who saw all the caricatures that were made of himself. And there are some of Cruikshank's designs which have the blessed faculty of creating laughter as often as you sec them.
Стр. 22 - The rich man has a kitchen, And cooks to dress his dinner; The poor who would roast To the baker's must post, And thus becomes a sinner.

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