A bundle of truths. Sung, with great applause, by Mr. Henry Johnston, in Dublin, Cork, &c. &c.
Satirical caricature; plate numbered '521' in upper right corner. A pedlar with a wooden leg is depicted standing at a street corner, singing, a bottle of 'Irish Whisky' in his left hand, another bottle in his coat-pocket. An open box is slung from his neck, showing a watch, gloves, scissors, seals, watch-keys, ribbons, &c. On the right is a barber's shop: 'T. Trim Hair . . .' with a torn paper-covered lamp inscribed: 'Shave well for Penny cut for 2'. In the room above, a tailor holding shears and iron looks from the window, a projecting sign is inscribed 'Sam Shred Taylor'. On the pavement outside is depicted a portly doctor, a man leading a donkey with paniers, shouting about his wares that are for sale and a barrister addressing a burly looking man who is holding a staff. On the opposite side of the road is a puppet-show in the form of a castle, into which three children are peeping. A baker's man walks past with a board on his head on which he is carrying a pie. Title from text printed in letterpress below image. Below title: "Magna est veritas et praevalebit. Truth is great and will prevail". Three columns of verse in letterpress below title begins: "Barney Bodkin broke his nose, / Want of money makes us sad. / Without feet we c'ant have toes, / Crazy folks are always mad. / A farthing rush-light's very small, / Doctors wear large bushy wigs. / One that's dumb can never bawl, / Pickled pork is made of pigs".
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London : Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Str., 2nd Sept 1811.
Formerly held at PD 4574 TF.
Physical description: 1 print : hand-coloured engraving ; image 16.4 x 22.9., on sheet 30.5 x 24 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, Volume 9, No. 11839 by Mary Dorothy George.
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