Major Macpherson and Miss Lavinia Scout.
Publish'd Apr. 6. 1807. by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
[graphic]. Sung by Mr Bannister, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, in the new opera, call'd 'False Alarms, or My Cousin'.
Satirical caricature [see British Museum 1861,0518.1139]. A young woman (Miss Lavinia Scout) seated in front of the fire looks sourly over her shoulder at a military officer (Major Macpherson) who is depicted feeling the sharpness of the blade of his razor. He first professes to be about to cut his throat because he is scorned by the lady - but: 'No, says he, - to kill himself a brave man scorns / Tol de, &c / So instead of his throat he cut his corns / Tol de, &c'. Lettered with title, text above and four verses below image and publication line: "Publish'd Apr. 6. 1807. by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London". The number "462" at lower left of sheet.
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London : Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, April 6 1807.
Formerly held at PD 4429 TB.
Physical description: 1 print : hand-coloured etching ; image 16.8 x 24.3 cm., on sheet 22.7 x 28.1 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Mary Dorothy George, BM Satires 10943.
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