Jackey and the Cow.There were farmer Thrasher and he had a Cow, And grammer were very fond on un. And they'd a son Jacky that made a fine bow. And they sent him a prentice to Lunnun. To Lunnun they sent him a prentice to Lunnun. _____ Jacky's master a barber and hair dresser were, Than sosme squires zod he thought himself bigger, in the day through the town he woud dress & cut hair And dressed out at night_cut a figure________ To ape Jackey's master were all his delight, The soap suds and razor both scorning, He's been pull'd by thenose by the same sop at night That he took by thenose in the morning._______ Now to see the cow moan, would have made a cat laugh Her milk were his food late and early, And even if Jackey had been her own calf, She culd not have loved her more dearly.______ She moaned & she moaned, nor knew what she ail'd, To hearts's she took this disaster, At last roaming about some rogues cut off her tail, and then sent her back to her master._______ Here's the Kiaw come home, Gammer bring out the pail, Poor creature I've glad we have found her, Cried dame it an't our kiaw she got never a tail, Here Roger go take her and pound her._________ Tis our Kiaw, but you see she's been maimed by some brute, Why dame thou'rt a fool give me patience, So to squabbling they went when to end the dispute, Came home Jackey to see his relations._______ His Spencer he sported , his hat round he twirld, As whistling a tune he came bolt in And bedecked & belopped woulds he look'd all the while Like trimmed bantums, or magpies a moulting._______ O dear! tis our Jackey come, Bring ou the ale, So Gammer fell skipping around him, Our Jackey why dam't he's got never a tail Here Roger go take him and pound him._______ 'Tis the kick I say old one , so I brought it down Wore by Jemmies so neat and spunky Ah Jackey thou went up a puppy to town And now thee be'st come back a monkey_______ Gammer stormed, Gafferswore, Jacky whistled & now Twas agreed without any more passion, To take Jackey in favour as well as the Cow. Because they were both in the fashion....
Coloured mezzotint. 250 x 350mm. Surface dust and some creases in the margins.
Not in BM.
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