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Rich-en-Son Grass, or making Hay when the sun Sont shine!!
Rich-en-Son Grass, or making Hay when the sun Sont shine!! Dedicated to all Cultivators of Fiorin Grass in the United Kingdom.
Pub by McCleary 32 Nassau Street. Dublin.
Fine coloured etching, watermark 1818, 245 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½"). Trimmed to plate.
A satire on William Richardson, D.D., rector of Moy and Clonfele, Co. Antrim, showing him as an elderly but sturdy mower, with bare muscular legs, working a scythe through deep, coarse grass. In the foreground are papers including: 'Hints on draining Lough Neagh'; 'Edinburg Review'; 'To Dr. Richard Clonfeckle London'; 'Denmark Treatise'; 'Giants Causeway'; 'Whin Dyke'; 'Reveuers Reveu'd'; 'Workington Curwen'; 'Letter for the Farmers Journal'. Richardson (1740-1820) was a prolific writer, first on geological subjects, then on agriculture, especially expounding the virtues of Irish fiorin grass as a panacea for national poverty.
BM Satire 11442.
[Ref: 52931]   £380.00  
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