A Clerical Manoeuvre or the Way to Finish a Charity Sermon.
Pub.d Nov.r 1.st 1815 by Tho.s Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 252 x 349mm (10 x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate; crease.
A clerk takes round the plate collecting donations with a sly smile. The congregation eagerly hasten to contribute handsomely, making various remarks. Despite the parson's insistence that anyone 'not in a state of solvency' should not make a donation, the congregation clearly feel under pressure to do so, borrowing from their neighbour where necessary.
BM Satires: 12652.
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