St. Dunstan and the Devil.St Dunstan (as the Story goes) / Once pull'd the Devil by the Nose. / With red hot Tongs which made him roar, / That he was heard three Miles and more.
Engraving, sheet 165 x 120mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed and glued to album sheet; small view of St Dunstans after Paul Sandby verso.
St Dunstan (d.988), archbishop of Canterbury, holding the devil with his tongs, as claimed by an 11th century legend.
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