Chronology:   Bargery Number | Main Themes:
1800-09     |  - Pleasure trips to Margate
1810-19  242; 628; 652 |  - The technical wonders of steam
1820-29  006; 195; 618; 722 |  - 
1830-39   |  
1840-49  112; 419; 633 |  
Uncertain   |  



The Songs

With the possible exception of the 'Excursion to Putney' all these songs bear the signs of having been produced for the Pleasure Garden or popular Theatre. Steam boat travel is portrayed as a leisure activity and mainly for the rich.

Historical Background



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Margate Steam Yacht (Tea-Kettles are...

bar628: Dates 1818~1825|

Comic description of a voyage from London to Margate and the discomforts suffered by the passengers.

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Steam Packet (A Short farewell to smoke...

bar618: Dates 1820~1820|

A light-hearted description of a passage from the Tower of London to Margate including mildly satirical sketches of passengers and their doings; and of sights to be...

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Steam Watermen, The

bar419: Dates 1840~1843|

A celebration of the Waterman's Steam Packet Company including derogatory comments about its competitors.

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Gravesend Steamer

bar633: Dates 1840~1844|

Humorous description of a trip from London to Gravesend.

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Shop Windows or Amusements of London

bar006: Dates 1825~1815|

Synopsis: A catalogue of advertising bills posted in London including the lines 'Steam boats to Margate at nine every day' and 'Next Monday, the Nore excursion by...

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Trip to Richmond by Water

bar619: Dates 1813~1828|

Humorous description of a pleasure trip to Richmond and the misadventures of the passengers.

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Jobson's Blunders, or Gas and Steam

bar195: Dates 1821~1826|

A countryman come to London is amazed by new inventions including steam boats and speculates on the possibility of a steam plough.

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Present Times

bar722: Dates 1824~1826|

Mentions steam boats, playing the flute by steam, and hatching chickens by steam

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Golden Stones of London

bar652: Dates 1815~1818|

A north country man comes to London and encounters a steam boat amongst other wonders.

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The Thames Before 1851

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Trip to the Nore, A

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Describes the pleasures of a steamboat trip and the characters aboard. 

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