Who wisely governs and directs his Mind/ Never despairs, though Fortune be Unkind [...]
Engraving, sheet 200 x 130mm (8 x 5"). Small margins on 3 sides.
Interior with an angel directing a young man's attention towards the scene revealed behind a curtain, showing a man stricken by bad fortune. At the same time with her other hand she points towards the 'Universal Magazine' (from which this sheet is taken), implying that study of the publication will help him to, as the accompanying lines from Horace's tenth ode have it, 'use good fortune and to bear our Ill'.
[Ref: 38627] £75.00