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ca. 1755
Origin: England, London
OH: 12 1/2" x OW: 17 5/8"; Plate H: 12" x W: 14 7/8"
Black and white line engraving with period hand color
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1971-482
The lower margin reads: "THE GALLANT OUTWITTED./ Parr Sculp./ Dick's Rent was due, but not a Souse to pay:/ Rich lent the Sum: The Note express'd y.e day./ 'Twas due: Rich storm'd at Dick; but whisper'd low,/ : One Favour Jane, and I'll the Debt forego./ Jane paus'd: On Sunday Dick goes out for certain./ (Dick was inform'd, and plac'd behind y.e Curtain)/ Rich came; gave up the Note; began to touch her: Jane cough'd: out Richard sprang & strapp'd y.e Letcher./ Squire Numps was told. You cough'd too soon s.d he:/ Had you been wise, you might have pleas'd all three./ That Point quoth Jane, your Lady might have hit:/ But I a COBLERS WIFE, have not her Wit./ Printed for Tho: Bowles in S.t Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill."