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The Epping Hunt, or the ‘Cockney Hunt’ was traditionally held on Easter Monday.

An early Century Easter Miscellany MARCH 2015 COMMENTS We herewith present an (admittedly) random selection of Easter snippets from the early century newspapers; a true Easter miscellany. Via All Things Georgian.

Rowlandson, A Sudden Squall in Hyde Park (Low Res)

Date: 1791 Medium: Etching (by Rowlandson) and color aquatint (by T. Malton), with an original century border that appears partially hand-colored, partially aquatinted Dimensions: 340 x 460 mm.

"Sir Tmy. Thicketts First Reel to London, or, the Beauties of Kings Place, Drawing Lots for a ---", 1781; LWL 781.08.11.01 lelpr04769

Thicketts First Reel to London, or, the Beauties of Kings Place, Drawing Lots for a ---", LWL

This may be why the Puritans banned Christmas. LOL The mistletoe or christmas gambols, c1796 British Museum 1884,0209.13

This may be why the Puritans banned Christmas. LOL The mistletoe or christmas gambols, British Museum

Antique Georgian British caricature by Robert Cruikshank: 'Jumping in Sacks'. Sold at: www.SpencerBros.co.uk. Georgian satire / humour / bizarre / grotesque / antique print / hand-coloured etching / gentleman's library / art / interior design.

Antique Georgian British caricature by Robert Cruikshank: 'Jumping in Sacks'…

Dandies Having a Treat, 1818. Yale Center for British Art B1977.14.9711

Dandies Having a Treat, Yale Center for British Art

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), A LONDON CITIZEN AND HIS WIFE TAKING A WALK; Pen and grey ink and watercolour, 212x143 mm

Thomas Rowlandson A London citizen and his wife taking a walk; pen and grey ink and watercolour, mm

The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball by Robert Hillingford.

Elopement and the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball

Elopement and the Duchess of Richmond’s Ball, via All Things Georgian. The Duchess of Richmond's Ball by Robert Hillingford (via Wikimedia).

Whitehall Palace & the walled Privy Garden #London by Giovanni Antonio Canal #Canaletto in London 1746-1755 (PrivateCollection) OldLondonNow (@oldlondonnow) | Twitter

Whitehall Palace & the walled Privy Garden by Giovanni Antonio Canal in London (PrivateCollection) OldLondonNow (

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