Sublime and Beautifull.O'thou wert born to please me, my Rural Queen of Love, Through all the woods I'll praise thee my Sheperd of the Grove, Thus happy never Jealous Can any harm assail us My rural Queen of Love.
Pubd. April 1810 by Thos. Tegg 111 Cheapside.
Hand-coloured etching. 324 x 222mm (12¾ x 8¾"). Stained, very damaged; paper chip to lower right.
A Thames waterman, with a badged sleeve, number 27, and a long boat-hook, takes the hand of a fat woman with ragged clothes holding a basket of lavender. Both are ugly and amorous. There is a rustic, though probably suburban, background. Text below from Burke's essay, 1756.
BM Satires: 11648.
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