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- Object: The last dying words of Reynard the fox!
The plate of BMSat 6512 used to illustrate a similar black-bordered broadside. After the (printed) title is printed 'Alias the Goose-Catcher! . . [as in BMSat 6512] &c. &c. &c. who departed this Life under the Hustings, near St Paul's Covent-Garden, a few Days after the Commencement of the Poll, for want of Assistance, although attended by the whole learned Body of Irish Chairmen. To which is added his ELEGY! by her Grace of D------e. With his EPITAPH!' c. April 1784
Etching with letterpress text
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Height: 175 millimetres (plate)
Height: 486 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 226 millimetres (plate)
Width: 341 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
The last dying words are lengthy; they begin: 'Perdition catch that Wray! I am lost for ever! ...' and end, 'curse on all the World but my dear Perditta; oh! I am now nothing'. For Fox and Perdita see BMSat 6117, &c. Beneath are verses in two columns.
A sequel to BMSat 6512.
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