Jerry 'beat to a stand still'! Dr. Please'em's Prescription. Tom and Logic's condolence; and the 'Slaveys' on the alert.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, July 1 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate.
Jerry's lodgings at Corinthian House', with him being attended by a doctor, thin and pale. Tom sits facing him, holding his top-hat. Logic, on a visit from the Fleet, addresses a buxom maidservant ('slavey', a maid of all work in a boardinghouse) who puts a warming-pan into a large canopied bed, while an older woman mixes gruel. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878). The first recorded use of the word 'slavey' is on p. 174 of this book.
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14354.
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