Mother Louse, of Louse Hall, near Oxford.You laugh now Goodman two shoes, but at what?/ My Grove, my Mansion House, or my dun Hat;/ Is it for that my loving Chin & Snout/ Are met, because my Teeth are fallen out;/ Is it at me, or at my RUFF you titter;/ Your Grandmother you Rouge nere wore a fitter:/ Is it at Forehead's Wrinkle, or Cheek's Furrow./ Or at my Mouth, so like a Coney-Borrough./ Or at those Orient Eyes that nere shed tear./ But when the Excisemen come, that's twice a year/ KISS ME & tell me true, & when they fail./ Thou shalt have larger Potts & stronger Ale.
Pub.d by C. Johnson.
Etching with engraving, 260 x 196mm. 10¼ x 7¾". Trimmed to image, copy of Loggan's. Two horizontal creases.
Portrait of the 'alewife' Mother Louse with Louse Hall in the background. Below the print is a coat of arms with the motto 'Three Lict Pas Sant'.
[Ref: 19128] £60.00