The Antient English Wake.Still dost thou ask what charm, what sacred pow'r ... [two stanzas below title]...O'er thee, O Father, fond remembrance wept: Vide Jerningham's Antient English Wake.
Publish'd May 10th. 1794, by Thos. Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street, London.
Stipple engraving, 433 x 507mm. Light spotting, water stain into plate upper right corner.
A woman holding up a reliquary in her left hand, speaking to a man who sits in a princely tent set up under a tree. She gestures with both arms towards men and women in contemporary dress who dance around a Maypole and feast at a wake on a plain below. A bard plays a harp in the left foreground. Illustrating Edward Jerningham's (1727 - 1812) 'The ancient English wake. A poem.' 1779. Published by Thomas Macklin (c.1760 - 1800) for his series of 'British Poets', begun in 1787.
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