Edwin and Angelica.From Dr. Goldsmith's celebrated poem of the Hermit. [/] Forbear my Son, the Hermit cries [/] To tempt the dang'rous gloom, [/] For yonder faithless Phantom flies [/] To lure the to thy doom. [/] Here to the Houseless child of want [/] My Door is open still, [/] And tho my portion is but scant [/] I give it with good will.
London, piblished April 11, 1785, by Rob.t Pollard, No. 15 Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Engraving, very fine with large margins. Platemark: 550 x 450mm.(21¾ x 17¾").
Scene from Oliver Goldsmith's 1765 poe, 'The Hermit'. The hermit Edwin offers shelter to Angelina, who is dressed as a boy and carries a staff with a cross. Drawn, engraved and published by Robert Pollard (1755 - 1838).
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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