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ED; E567|        [First Prospectus]

ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        THE FRESCO PICTURE,

ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Representing Chaucer's Characters painted by
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        WILLIAM BLAKE,
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        As it is now submitted to the Public,

ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        The Designer proposes to Engrave, in a correct and finished
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Line manner of Engraving, similar to those original Copper Plates
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        of Albert Durer, Lucas, Hisben, Aldegrave and the old original
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Engravers, who were great Masters in Painting and Designing,
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        whose method, alone, can delineate Character as it is in this
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Picture, where all the Lineaments are distinct.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        It is hoped that the Painter will be allowed by the Public
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        (notwithstanding artfully dissemminated insinuations to the
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        contrary) to be better able than any other to keep his own
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Characters and Expressions; having had sufficient evidence in the
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Works of our own Hogarth, that no other Artist can reach the
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        original Spirit so well as the Painter himself, especially as Mr.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        B. is an old well-known and acknowledged Engraver.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        The size of the Engraving will be 3-feet 1-inch long, by
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        1-foot high.--The Artist engages to deliver it, finished, in One
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Year from September next.--No Work of Art, can take longer than a
ChaucerPro[1st]; E567|        Year: it

ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        may be worked backwards and forwards without end, and last a
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        Man's whole Life; but he will, at length, only be forced to bring
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        it back to what it was, and it will be worse than it was at the
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        end of the first Twelve Months. The Value of this Artist's Year
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        is the Criterion of Society: and as it is valued, so does Society
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        flourish or decay.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        The Price to Subscribers--Four Guineas, Two to be paid at
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        the time of Subscribing, the other Two, on delivery of the Print.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        Subscriptions received at No. 28, Corner of Broad-street,
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        Golden Square; where the Picture is now Exhibiting, among other
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        Works, by the same Artist.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        The Price will be considerably raised to Non-subscribers.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        May 15th, 1809.
ChaucerPro[1st]; E568|        Printed by Watts & Bridgewater, Southmolton-Street.

ED; E568|        [Second Prospectus, Composite Draft]   t1455

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        BLAKE'S CHAUCER

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        An Original Engraving by [William Blake] <him> from
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        his Fresco Painting of [Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims]
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        [Mr B having from early Youth cultivated the two Arts
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Painting & Engraving & during a Period of Forty Years never
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        suspended his Labours on Copper for a single Day Submits with
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Confidence to Public Patronage & requests the attention of the
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Amateur in a Large Stroke Engraving] 3 feet 1 inch long
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        by one foot high <Price Three Guineas>
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        [Containing Thirty original high finishd whole Length,
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Portraits on Horseback Of Chaucers Characters, where every
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Character & every Expression, every Lineament of Head Hand &
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Foot. every particular of Dress or Costume. where every Horse is
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        appropriate to his Rider & the Scene or Landscape with its
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Villages Cottages Churches & the Inn in Southwark is minutely
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        labourd not by the hands of Journeymen but by the Original Artist
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        himself even to the Stuffs & Embroidery of the Garments. the hair
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        upon the Horses the Leaves upon the Trees. & the Stones & Gravel
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        upon the road; the Great Strength of Colouring & depth of work
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        peculiar to Mr B's Prints will be here found accompanied by a
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Precision not to be seen but in the work of an Original
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Artist]

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Sir Jeffery Chaucer & the nine & twenty
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Pilgrims on their journey to Canterbury

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        The time chosen is early morning before Sunrise. when the
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        jolly Company are just quitting the Tabarde Inn. The Knight &.
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Squire with the Squires Yeoman lead the Procession: then the
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        Youthful Abbess her Nun & three Priests. her Greyhounds attend
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E568|        her.

ChaucerPro[2nd]quote; E569|        "Of small Hounds had she that she fed
ChaucerPro[2nd]quote; E569|        With roast flesh milk & wastel bread"

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Next follow the Friar & Monk. then the Tapiser the Pardoner.
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        the Sompnour & the Manciple.
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        After these "Our Host" who occupies the Center of the Cavalcade
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        [(the Fun afterwards exhibited on the road may he seen
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        depicted in his jolly face)] directs them to the Knight
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        [(whose solemn Gallantry no less fixes attention)] as
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        the person who will be likely to commense their Task of each
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        telling a Tale in their order. After the Host, follow, the
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Shipman, the Haberdasher, the Dyer, the Franklin, the Physician
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        the Plowman, the Lawyer, the [Poor] Parson, the
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Merchant, the Wife of Bath the Cook. the Oxford Scholar. Chaucer
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        himself & the Reeve comes as Chaucer has described
ChaucerPro[2nd]quote; E569|        "And ever he rode hinderest of the rout"
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        These last are issuing from the Gateway of the Inn the Cook
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        & Wife of Bath are both taking their mornings draught of
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        comfort. Spectators stand at the Gateway of the Inn & are
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        composed of an old man a woman & children
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        <The Inn is yet extant under the name of the Talbot; and
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        the Landlord, Robert Bristow, Esq. of Broxmore near Rumsey, has
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        continued a Board over the Gateway, inscribed, "This is the Inn
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        from which Sir Jeffery Chaucer and his Pilgrims set out for
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Canterbury."
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        St. Thomas's Hospital which is situated near to it, is one
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        of the most amiable features of the Christian Church; it belonged
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        to the Monastery [o]f St. Mary Overies and was dedicated to
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Thomas a Becket. The Pilgrims, if sick or lame, on their journey
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        to and from his Shrine, were received at this House. Even at
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        this day every friendless wretch who wants the succour of it, is
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        considered as a Pilgrim travelling through this Journey of Life.>
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        The Landscape is an Eastward view of the Country from the
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Tabarde Inn in Southwark as it may be supposed to have appeard in
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Chaucers time. interspersed with Cottages & Villages, the first
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        beams of the Sun, are seen above the Horizon. some buildings &
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        spires indicate the situation of the Great City. The Inn is a
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Gothic Building which Thynne in his Glossary says was the Lodging
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        of the Abbot of Hyde by Winchester. On the Inn is inscribed its
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        title & a proper advantage is taken of this circumstance to
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        describe the Subject of the Picture. the Words written in Gothic
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Letters over the Gateway are as follow "The Tabarde Inne by Henry
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Bailly the Lodgynge House for Pilgrims who Journey to Saint
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Thomass Shrine at Canterbury."
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        [The Characters of Chaucers Pilgrims are the Characters
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        that compose all Ages & Nations, as one Age falls another rises.
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        different to Mortal Sight but to Immortals only the same, for we
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        see the same Characters repeated again & again in Animals in
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Vegetables in Minerals & in Men. Nothing new occurs in Identical
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        Existence . . Accident ever varies Substance can never suffer
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E569|        change nor decay]

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        <Of Chaucer's Characters as described in his Canterbury
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        Tales, some of the Names are altered by Time, but the Characters
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        themselves for ever remain unaltered [a]nd consequently they are
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        the Physiognomies or L[i]neaments of Universal Human Life beyond
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        which Nature never steps. The Painter has consequently varied
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        the heads and forms of his Personages into all Nature's
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        varieties; the Horses he has varied to accord to their riders,
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        the Costume is correct according to authentic Monuments.
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        Subscriptions received at No. 28, Corner of Broad Street,
ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        Golden Square.

ChaucerPro[2nd]; E570|        G. Smeeton, Printer, 17, St. Martin's Lane, London.>

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