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Knavish Pat - A Tale

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0518.1046

  • Title (object)

    • Knavish Pat - A Tale
  • Description

    An Irishman sits beside a table, smoking, while a comely maidservant shows him two dishes of meat. His bundle is tied to a stick; a dog sits beside him. On the wall is a (framed) 'Game of the Goose': three concentric ovals divided into small sections with a goose in the middle. Below the title:

    'An Irish-man came late unto an Inn,
    And ask'd the Maid what Meat there was within.
    "Cow-heels," she answer'd, "and a Breast of Mutton.
    "Then", quoth the Irish-man, "as I'm no glutton,
    Either of these will serve; to night the Breast,
    The Heels i' the morning - then light Meat is best.
    At Night he took the Breast, and did not pay,
    I' the Morning took the Heels, and ran away.' 7 May 1804
    Etching with stippling

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1804
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 197 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text within and below image and publication line: "346 / Publish'd May 7, 1804, by LAURIE & WHITTLE, 53, Fleet Street, London."
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 10353 bibliographic details
    • Laurie & Whittle Quarto Drolls 1795 346 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,0518.1046

An Irishman sits beside a table, smoking, while a comely maidservant shows him two dishes of meat.   His bundle is tied to a stick; a dog sits beside him.  On the wall is a (framed) 'Game of the Goose': three concentric ovals divided into small sections with a goose in the middle.  Below the title:    'An Irish-man came late unto an Inn,  And ask'd the Maid what Meat there was within.  "Cow-heels," she answer'd, "and a Breast of Mutton.  "Then", quoth the Irish-man, "as I'm no glutton,  Either of these will serve; to night the Breast,  The Heels i' the morning - then light Meat is best.  At Night he took the Breast, and did not pay,  I' the Morning took the Heels, and ran away.' 7 May 1804  Etching with stippling

An Irishman sits beside a table, smoking, while a comely maidservant shows him two dishes of meat. His bundle is tied to a stick; a dog sits beside him. On the wall is a (framed) 'Game of the Goose': three concentric ovals divided into small sections with a goose in the middle. Below the title: 'An Irish-man came late unto an Inn, And ask'd the Maid what Meat there was within. "Cow-heels," she answer'd, "and a Breast of Mutton. "Then", quoth the Irish-man, "as I'm no glutton, Either of these will serve; to night the Breast, The Heels i' the morning - then light Meat is best. At Night he took the Breast, and did not pay, I' the Morning took the Heels, and ran away.' 7 May 1804 Etching with stippling

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