THE VILLAGE ALE HOUSE.
OH: 17 3/4" x OW: 22 1/8"; Plate H: 16 3/4" x W: 20 3/4"
Black and white stipple engraving with period hand color
Acc. No. 1955-122
The lower margin reads: "THE/ VILLAGE/ ALE HOUSE./ H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t/ J. Grozier Sculp.t/ No more the Farmer's News, the Barbers Tale/ No more the Woodman's ballad shall prevail/ No more the Smith his duskey brow shall clear/ Relax his pond'rous strength, and lean to hear;/ The Host himself, no longer shall be found/ Carefull to see the mantling bliss go round:/ Nor the coy Maid, half willing to be press'd;/ Shall kiss the Cup, and pass it to the rest./ Goldsmith./ LONDON, Published April 7.th, 1787 by W. DICKINSON Engraver & Printseller N.o 158 New Bond Street."