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Title-page to John Featley, 'A Fountaine of Teares' (Amsterdam, John Crosse, 1646); title in centre, below which water and a portrait of the author wearing cap, bands and gown, and holding a book; above, a woman in tears, breasts bared, pouring tears onto two groups of people on her left and right; on the right, Time as a skeleton holding scythe and hourglass, and a soldier with arms and a drum; on the left, a woman holding an hourglass, and the sun and the moon; top left, a hand extending from a cloud with a jug, with the inscription, 'Put my teares into the Bottl'; top centre, the rays of the sun, with the inscription, 'I have seene the afflictions of my people Exo. 3.v.7'; top right, a book inscribed 'Are they not writte in thy Booke' and a sheet inscribed 'God shall wipe awai all Teares'; bottom left, harps hanging on branches, with the inscription, 'wee hung our harps upon ye willowes psal 137. v.2'.
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- 1646 (c.)
Height: 120 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 64 millimetres (trimmed)
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- Cf. the later reversed copy by Van Hove, e.g. 1863,0214.499.
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Associated Title: A fountaine of teares
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