George Alexander Stevens

George Alexander Stevens and Mrs Paul Sandby ([[Paul Sandby George Alexander Stevens (1710 – 6 September 1780) was an English actor, playwright, poet, and songwriter. He was born in the parish of St. Andrews, in Holborn, a neighbourhood of London. After spending many years as a travelling actor, he performed for the theatre in Covent Garden (now the Royal Opera House).

Stevens was most famous in his lifetime for his ''Lecture on Heads'', a satirical "lecture" on heads and fashion, which parodied the popularity of physiognomy. The lecture was first performed in 1764, and became an immediate success; he went on to perform it on tour throughout Great Britain, in Ireland, and in the American colonies at Boston and Philadelphia.

He was also known as popular songwriter, especially known for his bawdy drinking-songs and patriotic songs (such as [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/epoetry/stevensg.q2d/stevensg.q2d-96.html Liberty-Hall] and [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/epoetry/stevensg.q2d/stevensg.q2d-54.html The Briton]). Many of both kinds were collected in his ''Songs, comic and satyrical'' (1788).

Stevens also authored several dramatic pieces for the stage, a novel entitled ''Tom Fool'', and a satire, ''The Birthday of Folly''. He used the pen-name "A Lady", for part of ''The Female Inquisition''.

He died in Baldock in Hertfordshire. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1767
printed for J. Williams, at No. 38, Fleet-Street

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1752
printed for the author, by James Esdall

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1760
printed for T. Waller, opposite Fetter-Lane, Fleet-Street

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1752
reprinted from the Dublin edition, for R. Griffiths in St. Paul's Church-Yard

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1770
printed for T. Waller, in Fleet-Street

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1765
printed by Richard Bond, for R. Richards, near Bartlet's Buildings, Holborn

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1785
Fowler, printer, Salisbury

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1788
printed for the editor: and sold by S. Bladon, No. 13, Paternoster-Row

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1770
Printed by J. Exshaw, H. Saunders, D. Chamberlain, J. Potts, W. Sleator, and J. Hoey, Jun

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1773
Printed for J. Exshaw W. Sleater, E. Lynch, J. Potts, W. Wilson,D. Chamberlaine, J. Richards, J. A. Husband, L. Flin, J. Pliny jun. W. Colles, T. Walker, R. Scrifter, C. Jenkin

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1785
Fowler, printer, Salisbury

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1800
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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1771
printed by and for John Dunn; sold by Messrs. Hawes, Clarke, and Collins, in Pater-Noster-Row, London; by Mr. Wilson; and by Mr. Williams, in Dublin

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1773
printed for T. Waller, in Fleet-Street; T.Becket, in the Strand; and G. Robinson, in Pater-Noster-Row

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1770
printed by J. Exshaw, H. Saunders, D. Chamberlain, J. Potts, W. Sleator, J. Hoey, jun. and T. Walker

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by Stevens, George Alexander
Published 1782
printed for the author; sold by G. Robinson, and J. Bew, in Paternoster-Row; and E. Newbery, the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, London