The School Mistress.In every village marked with little spire/ Embower'd in trees and hardly known to fame/ There dwells in lowly shed and mean attire/ A matron old whom we school mistress name/ Who boasts unruly brats with birch to tame./ They grieven sore in piteous durance pent/ Aw'd by the power of this relentless dame/ And oft times on vagaries idly bent/ For unkempt hair or task unconn'd are sorely shent./ Vide. Shenston's School Mistress.
London, Publish'd March 20th 1794, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.
Engraving, 430 x 505mm. 16¾ x 20". Fine uncut sheet.
A scene from 'The Schoolmistress', a poem by William Shenstone (1714-1763).
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