Sauntering down Bond Street, in the evening, to "Lose & neglect the creeping hours of time," espied an acquaintance on the opposite side of the way; ever alive to the chance of a supper, darted across, when a heedless "Knight of the Whip," passing withhis crazy vehicle, laid me senseless; thus convey'd to the shop of an Apothecary, was stript to ascertain where I was injured. _"When sorrows come, they come not singly handed, but in battalions.".had the moritifcation of being sufficiently sensible to be aware of the exposure of my wardrobe, without the power to prevent it, lost my supper, but gained a few bruises.
Hand-coloured aquatint. Plate 215 x 274mm. 8½ x 10¾". Water staining to the left.
Satirical scene with in a regency Apothecary or Pharmacy with the treatment of a man who collapsed after being run down by a coach and driver. The driver stands to the right offering an explantation as to how the accident happened. Four men attend to the injured man while witnesses spy in at the window.
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