Lodona.In vain on Father Thames she calls for Aid...[etc., two stanzas from Pope either side of title.] Vide Pope's Windsor Forest.
London, Published March 20, 1792, by Thos. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.
Fine stipple engraving printed in brown ink, closed letters (final state). 430 x 505mm. 17 x 19¾". Some slight creasing and soiling.
A young woman in a wooded landscape leaning by a small waterfall by a river, weeping; her hair and dress begin to merge with the water. Alexander Pope, in his poem Windsor Forest (1713) says Lodona was a nymph, fond of the chase, like Diana. It chanced one day that Pan saw her, and tried to catch her; but Lodona fled from him, imploring Cynthia to save her from her persecutor. No sooner had she spoken than she became “a silver stream which ever keeps its virgin coolness.” She gives her name to The Lodden, an affluent of the Thames in Windsor Forest. After Maria Cosway (1759 - 1838).
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