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Johnny New-come in the Island of Jamaica


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Johnny New-come in the Island of Jamaica


Hand-coloured engraving, with twenty-one frames depicting a tale of 'Johnny New-come in the Island of Jamaica'. The captions read as follows (from top-left): (1) 'Johnny Newcome.' (2) 'Damns all Musquetoes, and calls for Sangaree.' (3) 'Feels his Pulse and trembles.' (4) 'Disembogues the first Fruits of the Torrid Zone.' (5) 'Blasts such a Country and regrets he came out.' (6) 'The Billiary Ducts of Johnny's Stomach laid open.' (7) 'Johnny recovers apace and domesticates.' (8) 'Johnny convalesces and believes himself Seasoned.' (9) 'Johnny assumes the Planter's Castor[?] & dashes at Game.' (10) 'Johnny Creolizes, and puffs sickness away.' (11) 'John gets wet & plays the Devil with Quashie.' (12) 'Johnny capers a la Samboese to the tune of Morgan Rattleher.' (13) 'Dr. Calomel feels the pulse of Mr. Newcome and shakes his head.' (14) 'The Yellow Claw of Febris gives Johnny a mortal nip.' (15) 'Johnny sends for Mr. Codicil [?] & bequeaths his Kit.' (16) 'John writes by the Packet a state of his case.' (17) 'John thinks himself better, even on his last legs.' (18) 'The Delirium of Johnny astonishes Quashie.' (19) 'The Soul & Body of John are consigned to the Priest.' (20) 'The Body of John is pack'd up for the Penn.' (21) 'Hic Jacet: Johannes New-come.' The artist might possibly be James Sayers (1748-1823). Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.

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  • National Maritime Museum

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