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[Petition for building a school for the poor]

Description: The citizens of Northumberland County agree to a charter allowing another academy of the same name within the same county for the poor. The funding is discussed and the land that was for public use will be used. Petitioners are against the school being built with public funds and believe that the poor should be paying for their school. The petitioners believe that in building the school it would go against the legislation of the county. The author gives examples of cases that disprove the petitioners evidence.
Date: January 12, 1818
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The White Horse

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1818/1819
Creator: Constable, John
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Economy

Description: The humorous illustration depicts people behaving poorly at dinner. There is dialogue written above the heads of the diners.
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Date: May 1816
Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas
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Altes Museum

Description: Total facade with colonnade
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Date: 1816/1818
Creator: SCHINKEL, Karl Friedrich
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Didon; tragédie lyrique en trois actes

Description: With Didon, Piccinni demonstrated his ability to combine both Italian and French styles to create a compelling tragédie lyrique. The opera includes lyrical Italian melodies and a second-act finale, as well as French choruses and numbers that transition continuously without pauses. Didon was premiered at Fountainebleau on 16 October 1783, and it remained one of Piccinni’s most popular French operas, with performances through the first part of the nineteenth century. The story of Dido had been realized on the operatic stage before Piccinni’s setting, including Cavalli’s Didone (1641), Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (c. 1689), and Vinci’s Didone abbandonata (1726) with a libretto by Metastasio.
Date: 1815
Creator: Piccinni, Niccolò, 1728-1800 & Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
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Pyramidal Metronome

Description: The metronome is decorated with gilt bronze figures, foliage, and musical motifs on the front as well as the side.
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Date: 1815
Creator: Maelzel, Johann Nepomuk
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Royal Pavilion at Brighton

Description: General view of the Entrance Façade, from SW. Built in a style of India. From the Nineteenth Century.
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Date: 1815/1823
Creator: John Nash
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Madame David

Description: A woman wearing a white empire waist dress is seated. Her hands are crossed and a red piece of clothing is draped over her right arm.
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Date: 1813
Creator: David, Jacques-Louis
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[Letter from Elvira Moore to Uncle Evans, June 18, 1872]

Description: The author wrote to Jim B. on the thirtieth of May, Neel Jones and John Wallace also visited the author. She talks of how it rained in Billington when she visited and then she got a cold from it. [2]The author again is not feeling well and this prevented her from visiting Jim Wilson. She had dinner with Callie and Will.[3] Bettie had a headache and the author had eye problems. The author mentions that there are a lot of Veterans when she went to go get her eyes checked out. [4] There was a dinner party and many old friends showed up. [5] She stayed at Cooper's house for a night. Afterwards she was watching over a baby that got a fever. The author's uncle is thinking about moving back to Texas. [6]She continues to discuss the problems of her uncle going back to Texas. She then mentions that her eyes are becoming better. She was able to read some of her father's letters. [7]The author plans to visit some friends for 2 to 3 weeks. The author has some letters that she is carrying that need to be delivered and one of her friends has yet to deliver two of her urgent letters. [8] Mark has returned from a business visit to Galloway Co. The author is advised to visit Texas, but she will wait to hear from Miles Elliott.
Date: June 18, 1812
Creator: Moore, Elvira
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The Duke of Wellington

Description: Portrait of the Duke of Wellington, wearing a dark coat against a dark background.
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Date: 1812~
Creator: Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
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Elements of Musical Composition; comprehending the Rules of Thorough Bass, and the Theory of Tuning.

Description: Manual describing musical composition for beginners. The manual is divided in 9 chapters and includes 479 musical examples engraved in 59 pages at the end of the book, as well as four plates with figures (plate no. II appears at the beginning of the book. The musical examples cover the following subjects: scales, intervals (diatonic and chromatic) and their inversion, counterpoint rules, harmonic progressions, use of non-harmonic tones (suspensions, passing notes, appoggiaturas, and upper-lower neighbor. It also includes several examples taken from Handel's "Dettingen Te Deum," "Messiah," and from Haydn's oratorio "Creation," among others.
Date: 1812
Creator: Crotch, William, 1775-1847.
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The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part

Description: Hand-drawn color map of the western part of the world as known in 1812. Shows major rivers, explorers' routes, place names and locations of some population groups. Relief is marked by hachures.
Date: 1812
Creator: Hebert, L. & Pinkerton, John, 1758-1826.
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Head of a White Horse

Description: Painting of the head of a white horse, set in a gilded frame.
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Date: 1810-1812
Creator: Géricault, Théodore
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Armide: drame héroïque

Description: Armide was premiered at the Paris Opéra on September 23, 1777, recalling the earlier success of Lully’s opera of the same name, which premiered nearly a century earlier on February 15, 1686. After collaborating on several reform operas with Calzabigi, Gluck revived the older dramatic tradition of Quinault (Lully's librettist) by setting the older text in the modern musical style. The seventeenth-century five act model requires more continuous music, with few distinct arias, as well as divertissements and spectacular effects. Gluck also respects the tragic conclusion endemic to the model, avoiding the modern practice of the lieto fine ("happy ending") in which misfortunes are reversed at the last possible moment.
Date: 1811
Creator: Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 & Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688
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