The Pluralist and Old Soldier.
Pubd. according to Act of Parlt. by M.Darly facing New Round Court the Strand 1766.
Broadside, etching with 30 letterpress lines of verse in two columns, a dialogue between the soldier and the pluralist. 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾".
A ragged and unkempt old soldier (a crippled veteran of Guadalupe, taken from the French in 1759) begging arms from a well-fed pluralist parson, who holds a glass of ale and a tobacco pipe. The soldier's entreaties are haughtily dismissed by the clergyman. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
See BM Satires 3994 for a 1762 version, in reverse.
[Ref: 14123] £420.00