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    Beeton’s Christmas Annual [Thirteenth Season, undated but late 1872] ed. Samuel Orchart Beeton (London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 80pp+)
    from a bound volume at the U of Minnesota Library, later pages are all advertisements, save for the “Women’s Rights” poem, and are unnumbered. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 1 · The Coming K—— · Anon. · pm; a long poem (parody of “Idylls of the King”) divided as below:
    • _1 · Dedication
    • _2 · The Coming of Guelpho
    • _4 · Heraint and Shenid
    • _12 · Vilien
    • _17 · Loosealot and Delaine
    • _25 · The Glass of Ale
    • _31 · Silleas and Gettarre
    • _38 · The Last Carnival
    • _42 · Goanveer
    • 48 · Not to Know These Argues Yourself Unknown · [signed but can’t interpret signature] · ct; depictions of current literary fitgures
    • 50 · The Seven Wise Masters · One of the Authors of “Popular Romances of the Middle Ages” · vi; frame story intro, leading to below:
    • _50 · The Vine and the Sucker · Anon. · vi
    • _51 · The Story of the Knight and the Greyhound · Anon. · vi
    • _51 · The Boar and the Herdsman · Anon. · vi
    • _52 · The Physician and His Nephew · Anon. · vi
    • _52 · The Man Who Threw His Father’s Head Into a Muck-Pit · Anon. · vi
    • _53 · The Burger and His Wife and the Curfew Bell · Anon. · vi
    • _54 · The King of Apulia’s Mistake · Anon. · vi
    • _54 · The Wise Man and His Foolish Wife · Anon. · vi
    • _55 · Cressus the Rich Emperor · Anon. · vi
    • _56 · The Merchant and His Magpie · Anon. · vi
    • _56 · Herowdes and Merlin · Anon. · vi
    • _57 · The Weeping Widow · Anon. · vi
    • _58 · Genus and the Seven Kings · Anon. · vi
    • _58 · The Crafty Knight of Hungary · Anon. · vi
    • _60 · The Raven · Anon. · vi
    • 61 · A Piece of Folly and Romance, Concerning Chiefly the Knight of the Black Eagle · Anon. · nv
    • 76 · On the Boards · [signed but can’t interpret signature] · ct; theatrical scenes.
    • 77 · [untitled cartoons] · G. D. Gibbs · ct; theatrical character types.
    • nn · Women’s Rights · Anon. · pm


    Beeton’s Christmas Annual [The Fourteenth Season, undated but late 1873] ed. Samuel Orchart Beeton (London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 98pp+)
    from a bound volume at the U of Minnesota Library. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 7 · The Coming K—-: A Prologue to The Siliad · The Authors of “The Coming K—” · pm
    • 9 · The Siliad, or The Siege of the Seats · Anon. · pm; a long poem divided as follows:
    • _9 · Book I. The Contention of Bobilloes and Gladimemnon
    • _20 · Book II. The Trial of the Army
    • _36 · Book III. The Duel Between Jenkines and Squiros
    • _44 · Book IV. The Night Adventures of Liobed and Bersites
    • _62 · Book V. The Thirty-Third Battle, and the Acts of Gladimemnon
    • _74 · Book VI. The Forty-Second Battle, and Distress of the Whigs
    • _85 · Book VII. The Council of the Gods
    • _91 · Book VIII. The Catalogue of the Forces, and the Episode of Albor and Viktromache


    Beeton’s Christmas Annual [The Fifteenth Season, undated but late 1874] ed. Samuel Orchart Beeton (London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 120pp)
    from a bound volume at the U of Minnesota Library. (pp. 97-120 are all advertisements) Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 1 · The Fijiad, or English Nights’ Entertainment · An Author of “The Siliad and Others” · n.; comprised of linked stories and poems:
    • _1 · Introduction · Anon. · in
    • _5 · How Fijitee Obtained His Information · Anon. · lk
    • _10 · The First Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __13 · The Prophecy of the Witch of Fiji · Anon. · ss
    • _15 · The Second Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __15 · Visit of the Caliph Haroun-al-Raschid, with Extracts from His Private Diary · Anon. · ss
    • _21 · The Third Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __21 · The Hero as Magician: Bendizzi · Anon. · ss
    • _26 · The Fourth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __26 · The Pilgrims of Clapham Junction · Anon. · pm
    • _32 · The Fifth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __32 · The Wise Men in Pursuit of Venus · Anon. · ss
    • _37 · The Sixth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __37 · John Brightman Catechized · Anon. · pm
    • _42 · The Seventh Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __42 · Aladdin at the Oriental Congress · Anon. · ss
    • _48 · The Eighth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __49 · The Legend of Saint Chignon · Anon. · pm
    • _53 · The Ninth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __53 · Exit Achille · Anon. · ss
    • _58 · The Tenth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __58 · Seasidaeus the Solitary · Anon. · pm
    • _60 · The Eleventh Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __60 · Sweet William and His Bismark: A Simple Story of War and Glory, in Several Fyttes · Anon. · pm
    • _67 · The Twelfth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __67 · Corporal Kates’s March Through England with King Koffee’s Umbrella · Anon. · ss
    • _72 · The Thirteenth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __73 · The “Ins” and the “Outs” · Anon. · pm
    • _78 · The Fourteenth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __74 · Second Class-ics for English Riders: A Myth of the Midland · Anon. · ss
    • _82 · The Fifteenth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __84 · Madame Panier-Pouf’s School of Cheap Costume · Anon. · ss
    • _87 · The Sixteenth Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __88 · Gladisseus in Ilion · Anon. · pm
    • __90 · New Stamps for Old · Anon. · ss
    • _92 · The Last Night’s Entertainment · Anon. · lk
    • __95 · The Catastrophe · Anon. · ss


    Beeton’s Christmas Annual [The Sixteenth Season, undated but late 1875] ed. Samuel Orchart Beeton (London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 120pp)
    from a bound volume at the U of Minnesota Library. (pp. 97-120 are all advertisements) Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 1 · Faust and ’Phisto · Anon. · pl; a long verse drama, including some inserted poems and songs, divided as below:
    • _1 · Prelude in the Sanctum
    • _6 · Faust’s Study
    • _12 · Inside the Station
    • _18 · Free the State Shall Be · Anon. · sg
    • _21 · A Public Pleasure-Garden
    • _24 · Faust’s Study
    • _31 · “Our Back Cellar”
    • _36 · ’Phisto’s Tourists Guide
    • _42 · Walpurgis Night
    • _48-60, 63-78 · Childe Albert’s Pilgrimmage · Anon. · pm
    • _61-62 · England’s Roll-Call · Anon. · sg
    • _79 · From Our Special Correspondent · Anon. · pm
    • _84 · From Another Special Correspondent · Anon. · pm
    • _93 · Epilogue


    Beeton’s Christmas Annual [The Seventeenth Season, undated but late 1876] ed. Samuel Orchart Beeton (London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, 80pp+)
    from a bound volume at the U of Minnesota Library. Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 1 · The Mystery · Anon. · gp; series of short stories loosely connected by frame narrative:
    • _1 · Mysterious Prologue · Anon. · pl
    • _8 · Beat, Billows, Beat on Britain’s Shore · Anon. · sg
    • _10 · The Mystery · Anon. · ss
    • _14 · The Mystery of the Lake Maiden · Anon. · ss
    • _21 · The Mystery of My Uncle’s Ghost · Anon. · ss
    • _26 · The Mystery in the Railway Carriage · Anon. · ss
    • _33 · The Mystery of a Velvet Coat · Anon. · ss
    • _38 · The Mystery at the Turnpike Gate · Anon. · ss
    • _45 · The Mystery of the Spirit Visitor · Anon. · ss
    • 50 · Very Special Correspondence · Anon. · hu
    • 57 · A Crumpled Rose Leaf: A Comedietta in One Scene · Anon. · pl
    • 64 · Illustrated Quotations · A Contributor with a Bad Memory · ct
    • 66 · The Authentic Journey Due North · Anon. · ss
    • 70 · 1877: Hieroglyphic Vaticination for Net Year · Anon. · hu
    • 73 · The Mystery for Young Folks: Puzzles, Acrostics and Riddles, Old and New · Anon. · ms
    • 78 · Proposition for Establishing a Metropolitan Coal Board · Anon. · hu
    • 80 · Answers to Acrostics, Riddles, Puzzles, etc. · Anon. · ms















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