Country Life, contrasted with the pleasures of town

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Country Life, contrasted with the pleasures of town
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Isaac Cruikshank

Country Life, contrasted with the pleasures of town.

London, Laurie and Whittle, April 6th. 1807

Etching and letterpress.

Original hand colouring

180 x 225 mm plus letterpress 120 x 225 mm

£180

Heading to printed verses: 'Written by Captain Morris; with additional Stanzas by the late Mr. Hewerdine, marked by inverted Commas.' A coach drives into swampy water; the drunken coachman has dropped the reins, the footman at the back shouts at him; the occupants, an elderly man and two ladies, have opened the door and are screaming. There is a crescent moon. The fourth of fourteen verses: 'In the Country how pleasant our visits to make, Thro' ten miles of mud, for formality's sake! With the coachman in drink, and the moon in a fog, And no thought in our head - but a ditch or a bog.