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Hand colored Plates - Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian. A Poem. Illustrated by Twenty-Six Etchings, from Designs by R. Dagley. London: John Warren, 1821. Dagley’s dedication explains these glimpses from everyday life.

This category offers individual hand colored plates from the above book. They are originals from the book and not reproductions. That said we acquired the plates as is and would never break a book for the plates. Many are whimsical and light while others are more thought provoking. Consider a wall grouping of favorites.

The poem was anonymously written by Thomas Gaspey (1788-1871)."To the Admirers of those hasty Productions of the Pencil called Sketches, Gentlemen, In offering these subjects to your attention, I feel assured of every allowance on your part for their style of execution; and also that in your comments upon what the generality may call blots or scratches, you will lean to the favourable side, and pronounce them meaning and design. To those who are not gifted with your taste and feeling, I am aware the 'Takings' may not appear with all the advantage that I could wish; I must, therefore, request such persons to suspend their judgment till they have acquired that improved perception which finds an intentional grace, where ordinary vision sees only accident or deformity. The eye of the Connoisseur can penetrate the obscurity of redundant lines, separate their entanglements, and distinguish the latent shapes of beauty and vigour. In a scanty performance he can nevertheless discern the excellence which the artist contemplated" (Dagley, Dedication)."

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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING NOTICE
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING STITCHES
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING CAUDLE
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING AMISS
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING TIME
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING BETS
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING AMUSEMENT
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING FLIGHT
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING THOUGHT
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING HINTS
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING NOTHING
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING PLEDGES
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING MEASURES
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING PLEASURE
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING ALL
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING SOMETHING
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING AIM
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING ADVICE
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING HOME
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING PHYSIC
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Takings; Or, The Life of a Collegian - TAKING LITTLE
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