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The Dandy's Disaster! One of those tight laced stiff neck'd Articles call'd Dandies, fluttering along Sackville Street, completely equipt for a fashionable lounge, had just cock'd his glass to his eye, in order to single out from a crowd of admirers, a creature of his own kind; in order to take a strut on the Square, when Oh! sad mishap! a nasty Dog, brush'd between his legs, in order 'tis supposed to evade coming in contact with his large pair of walking spurs; and pitch'd the poor Dandy off heal and toe, flat on his back into a stay-makers shop, where he lay unable to rise, to the no small surprise and amusement of the laughing spectators. however he was soon recognised by a passing Dandy, who squinting through his glass, exclaimed it is certainly one of us! remove its' stifner, unlace its' Stays, slip off its' braces, give it air, let it breathe, its' fainting, which directions been comply'd with, his brother Dandy, not daring to bear a hand for fear of deranging the delicacy of his dress, but thank'd the humble folk, for thus kindly assisting a brother in distress; and at the same time excused himself for not giving a helping hand, declaring pon [upon] honor, for he could not stop one inch lower than he did constent with his fashion!!!

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title underneath image, "The Dandy’s Disaster!”. Cropped at bottom within plate mark at bottom of sheet and lacking publication details. Social satire with commentary underneath, featuring the depiction of a young man (the dandy of the title), who is tripped up by a dog while waking down Sackville St. [now O'Connell St.] Dublin; he is depicted falling backwards, his top hat and walking cane flying into the air. He falls into a shop where one can purchase stays - the two women standing behind the shop counter (one of whom is sewing some stays), laugh at him along with two other female customers. On the street another dandy observes the scene but fails to come to his aid (he cannot bend down to help him up due to the tightness of his clothing) while another man wearing a uniform, sneeringly observes the scene.
Created: [Dublin : s.n., n.d., ca. 1815-1820?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured engraving, image 32.2 x 23 cm., on sheet [cropped within plate mark at bottom of sheet], 37.7 x 27.3 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (12) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.