Famous history of Whittington and his cat

shewing, how from a poor country boy, destitute of parents or relations, he attained great riches and was promoted to the high and honorable dignity of Lord mayor of London.
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Printed by Lincoln & Gleason , Hartford [Conn.]
Whittington, Richard, -- d.
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 10384.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination29 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15957684M

Back to the merchant’s his way he took, To the pans and potatoes and cruel cook, And he found Miss Puss a fine device, For she kept his garret clear of mice.

The merchant was sending his ship abroad, And he let each servant share her load; One sent this thing, and one sent that, And little Dick Whittington sent his :// Famous history of Whittington and his cat: shewing, how from a poor country boy, destitute of parents or relations, he attained great riches and was promoted to the high and honorable dignity of   The famous history of Dick Whittington and his cat: shewing, how from a poor country boy, destitute of parents or relations, he attained great riches, honourable dignity of Lord Mayor of London.

[Multiple Contributors, See Notes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The famous history of Dick Whittington and his cat: shewing, how from a poor country boy, destitute of  › Books › History › World. Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E.

Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in Pantomimes are a favourite Christmas entertainment in England, and in Victorian times were usually written in rhyming :// History tells us that Mr.

Whittington and his lady lived in great splendor, and were very happy. They had several children. He was Sheriff of London in the yearand several times afterwards Lord Mayor; the last time, he entertained King Henry the Fifth, on his Majesty’s return from the famous The rags to riches story of Dick Whittington and his cat is not just a fairy tale: it is part of the folklore of London.

Today there is a monument to his cat near the Whittington Stone pub at the foot of Highgate Hill where Dick sat down and heard the famous Bow Bells of East London ring out: Turn Again Whittington.

Thrice Lord Mayor of London. Title: Dick Whittington and His Cat Author: Margaret Hodges Illustrator: Melisande Potter Genre: European folktale Theme(s): adventure, journey, and problems solving. Opening line/sentence: On a long-ago day, Dick Whittington sat on a stone by and English country road.

Brief Book Summary: This is a story about a homeless boy name Dick Whittington who moved to ://   Whittington is a dual storyline, a modern story of a homeless, tattered around the edges, smart cat named Whittington, in search of a place to live and the 14th century historical adventure of his name sake, Dick Whittington and his famous cat, whose name has been lost to :// Whittington and His Cat I.

THE CITY. There was once a little boy whose name was Richard Whittington; but everybody called him Dick.

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His father and mother had died when he was only a babe, and the people who had the care of him were very poor.

Dick was not old enough to ?c=read&author=baldwin&book=fifty&story. History tells us that Mr. Whittington and his lady liven in great splendour, and were very happy. They had several children. The figure of Sir Richard Whittington with his cat in his arms, carved in stone, was to be seen till the year over the archway of the old prison of Newgate, which he built for criminals.

Book Spotlight THE FAMOUS HISTORY OF WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Art Laboratory Press, ). 32mo. stiff paper wrappers. 27, (3) pages. Limited to 83 numbered copies. Reprint of edition (Middletown, Connecticut: Moses H.

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Woodward). Printed by Wyman W. Parker with assistance of Russell T. ://?category_id=   When Whittington’s face was washed, his hair curled, his hat cocked, and he was dressed in a nice suit of clothes he was as handsome and genteel as any young man who visited at Mr.

Fitzwarren’s; so that Miss Alice, who had once been so kind to him, and thought of him with pity, now looked upon him as fit to be her sweetheart; and the more Dick Whittington and His Cat is the English folklore surrounding the real-life Richard Whittington (c.

–), wealthy merchant and later Lord Mayor of legend describes his rise from poverty-stricken childhood with the fortune he made through the sale of his cat to a rat-infested :// The popular story of Whittington and his Cat is one in which a version of a wide-spread folk-tale has been grafted upon the history of the life of an historical character, and in the later versions the historical incidents have been more and more eliminated.

The three chief points in the chap-book story are, 1, the poor parentage of the hero; 2, his change of mind at Highgate Hill by reason of  › Documents › Littérature. Whittington (Book): Armstrong, Alan: Whittington, a feline descendant of Dick Whittington's famous cat of English folklore, appears at a rundown barnyard plagued by rats and restores harmony while telling his   The Remarkable History of Richard Whittington and his Cat.

Aunt Busy Bee's New Series. Dean and Son. Coloured illustrations on the page. The following title is taken from Mr. Lysons's book, and I presume it is merely an edition of the ordinary chap-book. History of Sir Richard Whittington. Printed at Sympson's in Stonecutter Street, Fleet ://   A figure of Richard Whittington and his (ginger) cat can be seen in a stained glass window on the north side of the nave of Westminster Abbey.

The large window, unveiled indepicts a king and an abbot of Westminster and comprises a memorial to scientist Lord Kelvin. The small figure of Dick /commemorations/richard-dick-whittington. Whittington, Dick.

Both a legendary and historical figure, Dick Whittington was an English merchant and Lord Mayor of London. The real Dick Whittington was the son of a knight, and he became rich and famous selling fabrics to kings and nobles. The wealthiest merchant of his day, he served three terms as Lord Mayor of London in the late s and early :// /classical-literature-biographies/dick-whittington.

Illustration from "The Adventures of Whittington and His Cat," circa unknown/public domain Illustration from title page of "The famous and remarkable history of Sir Richard Whittington   In the Italian book Pentamerone, in a fairy tale that is a forerunner to the Puss in Boots story, we find the story of a beggar’s son who inherited nothing from his father but a cat.

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The cat promised to make him rich, and every morning the cat went to catch fish which it took to the King of Naples, claiming they were from a mysterious The figure of Sir Richard Whittington with his cat in his arms, carved in stone, was to be seen till the year over the archway of the old prison of Newgate, which he built for criminals.

(The end) Joseph Jacobs's short story: English fairy tale: Whittington and His   The History of Sir Richard Whittington and His Cat. Coventry: M. Luckman, [n.d.]. 8vo, [imperfect: 30 pages only, 10 woodcuts]. In this famous story, which was adapted as a pantomime in the nineteenth century, Dick was a kitchen boy, an orphan whose sole possession was a cat.

He left his feline companion on his master’s ship as an item for   Dick Whittington and His Cat is the English folklore surrounding the real-life Richard Whittington (c. –), wealthy merchant and later Lord Mayor of London.

The legend describes his rise from poverty-stricken childhood with the fortune he made through the sale of his cat to a rat-infested country. However, the real Whittington did not come from a poor family of common stock, and there So this week is a little different.

Today’s page in my fairy tale book is not really a fairy tale. It’s the story of Dick Whittington and his cat. Now I don’t know about the cat, but Dick was a real person.

Sir Richard Whittington lived from to and served as the Lord Mayor of London three times. He was knighted by Henry V. History says he was the second son of a He is also the real-life inspiration for the English folk tale Dick Whittington and His Cat.

He was four times Lord Mayor of London, a member of parliament and a sheriff of London. In his lifetime he financed a number of public projects, such as drainage systems in poor areas of medieval London, and a hospital ward for unmarried %2BWhittington.

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Published: () Richard Whittington (c. –) of the parish of St Michael Paternoster Royal, City of London, was an English merchant and a politician of the late medieval period. He is also the real-life inspiration for the English folk tale Dick Whittington and His Cat.

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