A plume of feathers, never used
but by Œdipus and the Earl of Essex.
A serpent to sting Cleopatra.
made by Will. Brown in Piccadilly.
The whiskers of a Turkish Bassa.
A wild boar. Roxana’s night-gown.
The imperial robes of Xerxes, never worn but once.
Another of a bigger sort.
Materials for dancing; as masks,
castanets, and a ladder of ten rounds.
Three bottles and a half of lightning.
A dozen and a half of clouds,
trimmed with black. A basket-hilted sword.
Three oak-cudgels, with one of crab-tree.
A bale of Spanish wool. A sea.
A coach very finely gilt, with a pair
of dragons, to be sold cheap.
One shower of snow in the whitest French paper.
A mustard-bowl to make thunder.
A suit of clothes for a ghost,
viz. a bloody shirt, a doublet curiously pinked.
A coat with three great eyelet-holes.
A set of clouds after the French mode,
streaked with lightning, and furbelowed.
(From Drury Lane theatre’s fire sale, 1709)