The old woman and her eggs. Sung by Mr Fawcett, in Crotchet Lodge

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The old woman and her eggs. Sung by Mr Fawcett, in Crotchet Lodge
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The old woman and her eggs. Sung by Mr Fawcett, in Crotchet Lodge

London, Lawrie and Whittle 29th. October 1805

Etching with letterpress

Original hand colouring

245 x 190 mm

Trimmed to image, and last line of publication

£120

Heading to engraved verses (which survive as a nursery rhyme): 'Sung by Mr Fawcett, in Crotchet Lodge.' The woman stands at her cottage door, with her petticoats cut off to the knee. Her little dog barks at her. Behind (l.) stands the pedlar, grinning, his box strapped to his shoulder. The verses end: 'He began to bark & she began to cry, Lord ha mercy on me, this is none of I, fal de ral, BM 10511