|Title||The wisdom of Crop the conjurer (pp. 16-17) |
|Publisher Location||Unknown |
|Publication Date||Between 1807 and 1840 |
|Printer||F. Houlston and Son (Wellington, Salop)|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Chapbook illustrated with uncolored woodcuts.|
A story about a fortune-teller who encourages children to behave well and study, and warns them what the punishment will be for misbehaving and idleness. As Crop states on p. 15 "idle boys never have horses, nor wicked ones enjoy the love or respect of their friends."
The author states in the preface that most children will be content with the promise of "coaches, horses, etc. [which] are the only blessings their infant understandings are capable of comprehending." Others, however, will need to be threatened into behaving well.
These pages describe the wicked antics of Jack Wildboy who cuts a blind man's dog loose which causes the blind man to fall into a ditch. Jack pretends to help the man out of the ditch but then leads him into a lake. Crop states that the future of such a wicked boy is clear and declines to give his fortune.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Boys -- Conduct of life; Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature; Magic tricks -- Juvenile literature; Chapbooks, English -- Specimens |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0216 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. BJ1641 W57 1807 |
|Physical Description||31 p.: illustrated; 10.5 x 6.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist A28 |