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  • Publisher: Sayer & Bennett
  • London, England
  • June 24, 1774
  • Black and White Mezzotint Engraving with Period Hand Color
  • 1941-8

The lower margin reads: "What is this my Son Tom./ Our wise Forefathers would express/ Ev'n Sensibility in Dress;/ The modern Race delight to Shew/ What Folly in Excess can do:/ The honest Farmer, come to Town, Can scarce believe his Son his own:/ If thus the Taste continues Here,/ What will it be another Year?/ London, Published by R. Sayer & J. Bennett N.o 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 24 June 1774."

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