The Sincere Lovers. The tim'rous Youth w.th Prayers intreats ye Fair, Which she rejects with a disdainfull Air: Yet pines in thought, & bears an equal part Of all his Anguish; in her asking Heart. In real Love the Sex alike the same, Fortune themselves togive their Lovers pain.
Rare mezzotint. Plate 349 x 248mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to the plate, creasing top right; glued to backing sheet.
Wry comment on the games involved in courtship, in which those involved 'torture themselves to give their Lovers pain.'
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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