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- Object: The bold dragoon and the beauteous Mrs. Flinn.
Heading to printed verses: 'Sung with unbounded Applause by Mr. Johnstone, in the New Musical Farce called In and Out of Tune, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane'. A scene in Horse Guards Parade. A tall handsome dragoon stands holding the reins of his charger, which, like its master, looks down at a dwarfish, ugly, and elderly woman, who looks up coyly, flirting a fan. The song describes her overtures, followed by marriage, her death within a year, when he 'touch'd ten thousand pound'.
Plate numbered 485.
March 25 1808
Hand-coloured etching with letterpress
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Height: 185 millimetres (platemark)
Height: 294 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 222 millimetres (platemark)
Width: 233 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
The farce (by Lawler, altered by Cherry) was played (unsuccessfully) on 1 Mar. 1808.
Reid, No. 5084. Cohn, No. 935.
- Not on display
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