Grave Dirt, Dried Toads, and the Blood of a Black Cat:
has been mentioned in several recent scholarly works. See Bewell, Morton,
and Lee and Fulford.
is from the 1800 edition. All quotations are taken from the 1800 edition
unless otherwise indicated.
Bush, 75-76; Privy Council Papers, 333.
Stedman also credits Graman Quacy with discovering a root. "Besides these
& many other Artful Contrivances he had the Good Fortune to find out the
Valuable Root known Under the name of Qwacy Bitter of Which this
man Was Absolutely the first Discoverer in 1730, & Notwithstanding its
being less in Reput in England than formerly is Highly Esteem'd in many
other Parts of the World for its Efficacy in strength'ning the stomach,
Restoring the Appetite &c." (582).
doesn't entirely remove the story of Jack from the second edition, but
puts the story of the vegetarian tiger, which does not appear at all in
the first edition, in place of Jack. In the second edition, Moseley relegates
the story of Jack to an appendix called "Miscellaneous Medical Observations."
"Songs, Duets, & Choruses, in the Pantomimical Drama of OBI, OR
THREE FINGER'D JACK: invented by Mr. Fawcett, and Perform'd at the
Theatre Royal, Hay Market, To which are prefix'd Illustrative Extracts,
and a Prospectus of the Action."