Stock-jobbers with large heads, elongated as in BMSat 10610, &c, and grotesquely caricatured, stand in pairs on the pavement of the Royal Exchange. One says to another: "So - - Jemmy Diddle-'em is a Bankrupt"; the other answers: "Why you surprise me, then I am in a Pretty Mess!!"; both pull very long faces. A highly delighted broker looks at a paper inscribed 'Omnium 3 Per Ct', saying, "a tolerable good mornings work I have made of it". His vis-à-vis, a bearded Jew, asks: "Hash any bodish got any Omnium to disposh of?" On the extreme right. a pair in confidential conversation say: "Extraordinary news just arrived - had it from the best authority at Lloyds", and "The Devil there is." In the middle distance are two other couples. Behind, and faintly drawn (l.), are the statue of Charles II and the arcade along one side of the quadrangle with the feet of statues in the niches above. c. October 1806 Hand-coloured etching
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