The Ancient English Wake.Still dost thou ask what charm, what sacred pow'r, Upheld my frame in dangers' rudest hour?...Stiil, as the tenor of my way I kept, O'er thee, O Father, fond remembrance wept: Vide Jerninghams' Ancient English Wake.
Publish'd May 10th.1794, by Tho.s Mackling, Poets Gallety, Fleet Street, London.
Stipple. Plate 432 x 503mm. 17 x 19¾". Some creasing.
A woman standing holding up a reliquary in her left hand. A man seated in a princely tent leans forward. She uses both hands to gesture towards men and women who dance and feast at a wake. A bard plays a harp in the left foreground.
See BM: 1871,0812.2816.
[Ref: 17340] £230.00