The Pleasures of Memory
By Samuel Rogers

The first edition of this poem was published T. Cadell, London, and printed by J Davis in 1792.  Numerous editions followed.  The fifth edition published in 1793 appears to have been the first publication to include illustrations.  There were four engravings of which two were engraved by James Heath and two were engraved by John Neagle, all dated 29 May 1793.  These were from drawings by Thomas Stothard and Richard Westall.  The sixth edition published in 1794 again contained the same four engravings.  A ninth edition is dated 1796.  A new edition 'First Edition'? was published in 1799.  Further editions with more engravings were published in 1801, 1802 and 1803 these being labled as a 'New Edition'.  In 1824 another version titled 'Rogers Poems' was published by Hurst Robinson with illustrations by Richard Westall, engraved by Charles Heath.

The Pleasures of Memory with Some Other Poems by Samuel Rogers.
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Engraved illustration from the Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers.  Engravings by James Heath and John Neagle.  Drawings by Thomas Stothard and Richard Westall.
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Engraved illustration from the Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers.  Engravings by James Heath and John Neagle.  Drawings by Thomas Stothard and Richard Westall.
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The Pleasures of Memory
The Fifth Edition
With some other Poems
London. Printed for T Cadell, in the Strand; and C Dilly in the Poultry, 1793

Thomas Stothard del      James Heath sculpt
Twas here we chased the slipper by its sound
Published May 29th 1973 by T Cadell, Strand

Thomas Stothard del      John Neagle sculpt
Her sense had fled!
Published May 29th 1793 by T Cadell, Strand

The Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers.  
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Engraved illustration from the Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers.  Engravings by James Heath and John Neagle.  Drawings by Thomas Stothard and Richard Westall.
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Engraved illustration from the Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers.  Engravings by James Heath and John Neagle.  Drawings by Thomas Stothard and Richard Westall.
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Richard Westall del      John Neagle sculpt
Wrapt in clouds in tempests tost
Published May 29th 1973 by T Cadell, Strand

Richard Westall del      James Heath sculpt
In cloistered solitude she sits and sighs. While from each shrine still small responses rise
Published May 29th 1973 by T Cadell, Strand

 

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