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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...Anniversary, 1840.--Twelfth-cake as usual. Jan. 17, Mr. Cristall seeing a minute in the book that the Society hailed his appearance, is not insensible to the circumstance, that while he has been doing nothing, the members have held on and kept, as it were, the ball up, so that he came in to catch the same without deserving it. Excursion to Eltham, calling to view Mr. Sheepshanks' collection by the way. In this year the death of Mr. R. T. Bone, from a hurt. Nov. 6, Stanfield came late. He was saved by his absence in the early part of the evening from the perils that beset the worthy member Uwins, who was sorely buffetted, let, hindered, and tempted by Sathanas in the likeness of a Frenchman. The president is happy to record, however, his final triumph over the devil, and if not over all his works, at least over his works in the character of a frame-maker. Jan. 2, 1841.--Stanfield's absence occasioned a great blank among the many "prizes" which fell to the lot of the president. The whole Society present on Midsummer Day. Excursion to Greenwich. The evening subject Rasselas and Imlah escaping from the Happy Valley. Leslie president. Constable came late, and introduced a moon into Alfred Chalon's drawing just where a moon had no business to be, thus indicating that the prince and princess were destined from their entrance into life to be deceived by false appearances. Thursday, Dec. 30th, 1841.--T. Uwins, president: Partridge stated that having been lately at Windsor, painting a whole length of the Queen, Her Majesty inquired about the Sketching Society, which had been brought under her notice by Mr. Lane, before her marriage with the Prince Albert. In the interest expressed on the subject the Prince united, but the painter did not consider the questi...
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