How much of this advertisement (from 1807!) can you figure out? Note that it says “hieroglyphical” where we would have said “rebus” when I was a kid or “emojis” today. You’ll probably do much better at reading it than I did.
The answers are in a great article with wonderful illustrations in the first-rate “I love typography” blog. Go read the entire article. It’s not very long, and you’ll be glad you did.