The Macaroni Courtship Rejected.Macaroni endeavors the Maid to seduce, With Gold and such Prate as with Hops is in Use. [/] In vain is his Courtship: the Maiden still coy, Rejects the vile Letcher, and al his false Joy.
Published according to the Act March 20th 1772. Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 360 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to platemark. Very light creases to corners.
An elderly man in the macaroni costume, seated at a table with a bottle of wine and glass, attempting to embrace a young girl, offering her a purse which he holds in his right hand. She has turned away, rejecting his advances. Inscribed below are four lines of verse, referring to the alleged vices of the macaronies.
Ex: CLB collection. BM Satires ref: 4583.
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