The Dublin Fancy Ware-House, No. One, Lower Ormond-Quay.
W. [William] Kertland.
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Advertisement in the form of a verse, written by William Kertland for "The Dublin Fancy Ware-House" located at No. 1, Lower Ormond, Dublin. The store sells various items amongst them fashinable clothing, gloves, perfumes, pomades, parasols, ornaments, jewellery, beauty products (rouge, carmine), lozenges, condiments (such as "vinegars and oils for salads, green girkins [gherkins], capers, macaroni and rich anchovies from Gorgona..." [an Italian island located between Corsica and Livorno]. According to p. 592 in 'Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland', edited by Andrew Carpenter, contemporary "...readers, would presumably, have recognised the misquotation from the first paragraph of Milton's "Paradise Lost" as a joke". The quotation at the end of the sheet is from Virgil's "Aeneid" iii, 56-57 - 'To what do you not drive mortal hearts, accursed hunger for gold'.
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[Dublin: s.n. ; n.d., ca. 1800].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 20.4 x 15 cm.
Citations/References: Verse in English from Eighteenth-century Ireland edited by Andrew Carpenter - Cork; Cork University Press, 1998 page 592.
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