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- Object: The Guardian of the Night.
Design in an oval. An aged watchman (half length) asleep in his box, arms folded. On the side of the box, beside his head (left), are his rattle and (lighted) lantern. Below the title:
'"Then to my Box I creep.------And then fall fast asleep."
Dibdins Watchman' c.1797?
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Height: 147 millimetres
Width: 110 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
A song from Dibdin's entertainment, 'Castles in the Air' (1793), printed in his 'Professional Life', 1803, iii. 263-5. See BMSat 8559. For the series see BMSats 8917, &c, 9054, 9055, 9098-9100, 9102, 9103.
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