Nautical Comfort

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Nautical Comfort
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(Cruikshank after) Woodward
Nautical Comfort
Pub by T Tegg (1807?)
Etching with original hand colouring
A civilian and sailor stand on the deck of a man o’ war, the enemy in sight in the background. The civilian pleads with the sailor not to engage in the enemy vessel. The sailor replies “I’ll give you a little comfort – before I would strike to an enemy d’ye see I would blow the vessel up in the air – so before you could turn a chaw of tobacco you would be out of your misery”.
BM Cat 10897