They Who have Ears to Hear, Let Them Hear.
Published as the Act directs May 1773. [in Rochdale by John Collier.]
Engraving. 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾").
A preacher in a tub in a farm shed haraguing his audience to repentance; his hymnal is open on a page that reads 'There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth'. This is plate 43 of 'Human Passions Delineated' by John Collier (1708-1786), an English caricaturist and satirical poet who used the pseudonym Tim Bobbin. He considered himself to be the 'Lancashire Hogarth' and he both wrote and illustrated this collection of Lancashire dialect poetry. It contained some 120 plates, savagely parodying the behaviour of both the upper and lower classes.
Not in BM Satire, but see BM 1978,U.1037.44.
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