Sampson Overcome by a Philistian."If e'er we want a very valiant Knight, / "Have we not Sampson_ bold Sir Compton Wright!...
Published by Bonde at the Thieftakers office Bow Street.
Coloured engraving. 345 x 235mm. Trimmed within plate, some of the inscription print weak.
A satire on the Bow Street Runners, under the direction of Sir Sampson Wright (knighted September 1782). A frequent accusation was the use of entrapment to earn rewards. On the left is the clerk Bond (Bonde).
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