The Mistletoe or Christmas Gambols.Whilst Romp loving Miss is haul'd about [/] With gallantry robust. Vide Milton.
London Pub'd 1 May 1796, by G. T. Stubbs, at the Turf Gallery, Conduit Street, & at 97. High Street Marylebone.
Stipple with small margins. Platemark: 240 x 175mm (9¾ x 7"). Trimmed to plate. Small tear in lower left edge.
An interior view of a hall with young couples dancing. A man in the is centre holding a girl off the ground under a bunch of mistletoe, whilst another couple dance by a large fire place to the right, and a man carries a woman on his back to the left. In the background, a couple can be seen kissing. A line of verse is inscribed below the title, however, the attribution to Milton appears to be incorrect. The line is from 'The Seasons', 1792, by the Scottish poet James Thomson.
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