A Sketch in Humble Life

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A Sketch in Humble Life
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A scene in a tavern, two old women are drinking at the bar behind which stands a jolly barman. A third old woman, stick in right hand, walks away from the bar. Inscribed on the wall is Fine Cordial Gin and Cherry Bounce. On the bar, seated on a miniature barrel, is a figure of Bacchus, behind the barman are three large barrels. Below the title is inscribed: Three Old Women gossiping about the hardness of the times-One said Bread was rising very fast – the second said Beer – the third observ’d if this is to be the case, they’ll soon tax every NECESSARY! – Oh! then reply’d the first, We must all go to POT! “