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Went to the Covent Garden Theatre. King Henry VIII. and the Lord Mayor's day, or a
flight to Lapland; with the Grand Procession. Lord Mayor's day.1
1. The day of the lord mayor of London's inauguration, held usually every 9 Nov., is
marked with a pageant known as the Lord Mayor's Show. JQA saw Lord Mayor's Day; or, A Flight from Lapland, a speaking pantomime, originally produced in 1782, representing this show, with songs
and dialogue added by John O'Keeffe. The “Grand Procession” was the afterpiece, advertised
as “an Historical Procession of the Several Companies with their respective Pageants”
(Biographia Dramatica; Hogan, ed., London Stage, 1660–1800).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.