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Scenes from Dr. Syntax, (silhouette)

Artist:
Hubard, James Master
Medium:
Silhouette
Type:
Silhouettes
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 17, 18, 19, 20
SCENES FROM DR. SYNTAX. 1st. Scene. The school was done, the business o'er,/ When tir'd of Greek and Latin lore,/ Good Syntax sought his easy chair,/ And sat in calm composure there./ When as the vivid meteors fly,/ And instant light the gloomy sky,/ A sudden thought across him came,/ And told the way to wealth and fame;/ And as the expanding vision grew/ wider and wider to his view,/ The painted fancy did beguile/ His wo-worn phiz into a smile. 2d Scene. DOCTOR SYNTAX setting out on his tour. Good Mrs. Syntax was a lady,/ Ten years, perhaps beyond her hey-day;/ Her face was red, her form was fat,/ A round-about, and rather squat;/ And when in angry humour talking,/ Was like a dumpling set a walking./ And soon more than common state,/ The Doctor stood before the gate;/ behind him was his faithful wife;/ 'One more embrace my dearest life.'" [Pp. 15-16; entry includes seventeen stanzas from "Dr. Syntax."]
A Catalogue of the Subjects contained in the Hubard Gallery; to which is prefixed a Brief Memoir of Master Hubard. Price Sixpence. New York: Printed by D. Fanshaw, No. 1 Murray-St. 1824.
Topic:
Literature--Combe--Three Tours Of Dr. Syntax
Figure group
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 02970017
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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