Mr. Hobson. obyt ano 1630 vixit annos ab.Laugh not to See So plaine a Man in print, The Shadow's homley ye ther's something in't, Witnes the Bagg he wear's (though Seeming poore) The fertile Mother of a thousand more: He was a thriveing Man through lawqfull Gaine, And wealthy grew by warrantable paine; Than laught at them that Spend not than yt gather, Like thrueing Sonnes of such athrifty Father.
Engraving. Plate 172 x 139mm. 6¾ x 5½".
Mr. Hobson was a 17th Century carrier from Cambridge who was known as the perpetrator of "Hobson's Choice", an expression that derived from his habit of offering customers "either this one or none."
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