Satire; a sailor in the room of an inn pays court to a young woman into whose hands he pours gold coins, while two comrades laugh at the scene through the doorway on the left; a poster on the door lettered 'A Light Heart & a thin Pair of Breeches goes thorough [sic] the World brave Boys'; a picture of two ships on the wall behind is lettered 'The Free Briton closely engag'd with the Charming Sally'; after Collet.  10 November 1777  Hand-coloured mezzotint

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2010,7081.819

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Satire; a sailor in the room of an inn pays court to a young woman into whose hands he pours gold coins, while two comrades laugh at the scene through the doorway on the left; a poster on the door lettered 'A Light Heart & a thin Pair of Breeches goes thorough [sic] the World brave Boys'; a picture of two ships on the wall behind is lettered 'The Free Briton closely engag'd with the Charming Sally'; after Collet. 10 November 1777 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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