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The Famous history of Whittington & his cat

The Famous history of Whittington & his cat

shewing, how from a poor country boy, destitute of parents or relations, he obtained great riches and was promoted to the high and honourable dignity of Lord mayor of London

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Published by Printed by William W. Mouse in New-Haven [Conn.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whittington, Richard, -- d. 1423

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 3555
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination30 p.
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15072920M

    Richard Whittington (c. ), the medieval merchant and politician who was the inspiration for the folk tale "Dick Whittington and His Cat" was from Gloucestershire, but his family claim descent from Staffordshire. He was in fact, Lord Mayor of London four times. The History of Sir Richard Whittington, thrice Lord Mayor of London. Durham: Printed and sold by I. Lane. This is the earliest version of the common chap-book tale in the British Museum. It is divided into chapters, and the headings of these chapters are given at p. xxx. of the present preface. All the other chap-books that I have seen.

    Meanwhile, Whittington continues to tell his story, and Ben continues to struggle to read. One day, however, close to the end of the summer, Whittington announces his intention to leave his barn family and take one of his children, who was born to a lady cat up the road, to meet Whittington's previous owner. Whittington and His Cat I. THE CITY. There was once a little boy whose name was Richard Whittington; but everybody called him Dick. 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 work, and so he had a hard time of it indeed.

      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 ancestor's story. The History of Sir Richard Whittington by Henry Benjamin Wheatley. Free audio book that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player. Audio previews, convenient categories and excellent search functionality make your best source for free audio books. Download a free audio book for yourself today!


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The History of Whittington and His Cat Paperback – Janu by Hardpress (Creator) See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry" $ — Format: Paperback. 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 /5.

After some time, however, a gentleman who came to his master’s house gave Whittington a penny for brushing his shoes. This he put into his pocket, being determined to lay it out to the best advantage; and the next day, seeing a woman in the street with a cat under her arm, he ran up to know the price of it.

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 Author: See Notes Multiple Contributors. Retells the traditional tale of the poor boy in medieval England who made his fortune through his mouse-catching cat and became Lord Mayor of London.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The history of Whittington and his cat Item Preview remove-circlePages: The second is the cat's retelling of the story of his famous ancestor, Dick Whittington's cat. The story of Dick and his cat, based in reality but told in legends dating back to the early 17th century and recounted in several modern books listed in the Endnote, is a rags-to-riches tale of a poor boy led to fame and fortune by an unusual pet Author: Alan Armstrong.

The Famous history of Whittington & his cat: shewing, how from a poor country boy, destitute of parents or relations, he obtained great riches and was promoted to the high and honourable dignity of Lord mayor of London.

In the reign of the famous King Edward III. there was a little boy called Dick Whittington, whose father and mother died when he was very young. 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.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Famous History of Dick Whittington and His Cat Shewing How From a Poor Country at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 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, (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. The gifts left in Whittington's will originally made him famous. However, Londoners did not know how he first made his money. Stories began about how a poor boy became rich with the help of his cat.

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 /5. 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 couplets.

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. The second is his retelling to the other barn animals and Ben and Abby, of the story of his famous ancestor, Dick Whittington's cat.

The story of Dick and his cat, based in reality but told in legends dating back to the early s and recounted in several modern books listed in the Endnote, is a rags-to-riches tale of a poor boy led to fame 4/5.

The History of Sir Richard Whittington. by T. Introduction. 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.

Over the course of seasons, from winter till fall, Whittington tells the story of his namesake, Dick Whittington, and his famous cat. Entwined with Whittington's storytelling is Ben's struggle to learn to read, and the commitment of both humans and animals to his success/5(16). 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.

The Story of Dick Whittington the Famous Lord Mayor of London [Wittington ]. by Marsh, John B. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   For the purposes of this article, “Dick Whittington” will refer to the legendary hero, and “Richard Whittington” to the historic merchant (), who served as Lord Mayor of London on four occasions.

Source: The original chapbook of Dick Whittington’s life, by Thomas Heywood, was abridged and rewritten over the centuries, and eventually settled down into a.

Fowler-Whittington Cemetery, Putnam County, West Virginia Whittington Parish, U.K.> Visit Whittington Cousins On-Line! To subscribe to the Whittington Family email group, send an email with the word "subscribe" in the subject line to: [email protected] - - Whittington Bulletin Board: CAUTION: These are FAMILY HISTORY and.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 cat. dick whittington and his cat I N the reign of King Edward the Third there was a poor orphan boy, named Dick Whittington, living in a country village a long way from London.

He was a sharp little lad, and the stories that he heard of London being paved with gold made him long to visit that city.