The night Raile 'tis A cunning Subtile Thing / In Summer 'its Coole in Winter heat doth bring [...]
Scarce engraving, sheet 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark; slight creasing.
A prostitute (identifiable from the pockmarks on her face) sits with her foot in the stocks. A child stood nearby chides her for the shortcomings of her night rail (a loose garment worn by both). The verses below explain that it is this deception which has landed her in the stocks. The final line of the verses advises that 'Chalk and Chees are not the same', and both can be found on a plate on the far left. Rare early satire.
Not in BM; Lewis Walpole Library OID 10697387
[Ref: 37356] £420.00