The Rump

or, An Exact Collection of the Choicest Poems and Songs relating to the late times and continued by the Most Eminent Witts from AD 1639 to 1662.

By Alexamder Broome, printed in 1662, engraving by Richard Gaywood. The plate was reworked several years later for another publication and the centre image was replaced. However, there are some nice details to look at.

 

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Centre top a woman in a pointed coif preaches from a tub whilst some soldiers and women look on.

 

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Here is the “puritan” on the left hand side in a ruff, doublet and breeches. He’s also wearing a belt bag on his waist belt.

 

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And the covenanter on the left. Note the check plaid, his trews and the engraver’s idea of a Scot’s bonnet.

 

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This picture from the opposite page shows a bunch of guys preparing to roast a rump of beef. All are wearing short tabbed doublets and unconfined breeches, a more 1650 fashion, which would coincide roughly with the date of publication. Nice shoes too!

 

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2 Comments to “The Rump”

  1. Rump, rump, rump, rump, rump. Rump, rump, rump, rump, rump. Rump lovely rump!

    Sorry, I’ll fetch me coat…

  2. I have a pair of shoes just like those – I think designers have been inspired by your site! I particularly like the woman preaching from the barrel, old barrel! If you come across the tune ‘Wet and Weary’ I would be rapt. It’s from a ballad of the famous woman drummer I am basing story on. Keep warm.

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