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Abulfauaris.
Abulfauaris.
H. Ramberg, delin. E.G. Kruger, Sculp. 1795.
Etching, 235 x 170mm. 9¼ x 6¾". Some foxing.
A priest clothing naked Africans. A book illustration published in Germany, probably to a work by Christoph Martin Wieland (1733 - 1813), German poet and novelist. One of his essays published in 1795 was titled 'The Confessions of Abulfauaris unprecedented priest of Isis in her temple on Memphis in Lower Egypt.' After Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763 - 1840).
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Temptation. ~Had I a heart for Falshood fram'd I ne'er could injure you;  For tho' your Tongue no promise claim'd, Your charms would make me true.
Temptation. ~Had I a heart for Falshood fram'd I ne'er could injure you; For tho' your Tongue no promise claim'd, Your charms would make me true.
H. Ramberg invt delt. W.Ward Sculpsit.
Published 25th July 1794 by R.Laurie & J.Whittle, No 53, Fleet Street, London.
Stipple with roulette. 255 x 280mm.
The verse comes from Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comic opera 'The Duenna' (1777), considered one of the most successful operas ever staged in England and described by Byron as 'the best opera ever written'.
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