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- Object: The sweet little girl that I love.
A tall, thin, elderly military officer, ugly but elegant, stoops to embrace a fat woman, short and hideous. She wears a countrified straw bonnet, apron, and high pattens, but is very decolletee. There is a rustic background with a cottage (right). He says, the words etched across the upper part of the design:
My Friends all declare that my time is mispent [sic]
While in rural Contentment I rove, I ask no more Wealth than Dame Fortune has sent
And the sweet little Girl that I love. The rose on her cheeks my delight
She's soft as the down, the down of the dove
No Lilly was ever so fair
As the sweet little girl that I love!
4 June 1808
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Height: 333 millimetres
Width: 235 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
Grego, Rowlandson, ii. 88.
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