The Country Crier

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The Country Crier
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The Crier, his mouth wide open, with an angry expression, shakes his bell in the faces of three gaping and alarmed yokels. He wears a long old-fashioned coat, broad cocked hat and wig, and holds a cane. A young man with a pitchfork, behind him, loiters complacently. A path leads to a farmhouse on the right. Beneath the design is engraved O yes! O yes! This is to guie Notice, That Alice Grunt has lost from out her Stye last Night at 25 Minites past 10 oClock Two Pigs the one a black un ‘tother Carroty un whoever will bring Um to the said alice Grunt – Or give inflammation where they have stolen or strayed shall have her thanks and the first sucking Pig from the Breed of old Nanny at Lammas day next- God save the King. BM8411