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A love-sick gentleman being advised by another to drink wine: a drinking song. Engraving and etching, 17--.

  • Vincent, Richard, approximately 1701?-1783.
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26268i
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Description

Top, etching of two fashionable drinkers sitting outdoors on a large rococo seat and singing the roles of shepherds in a pastoral poem. Music is written for both the piano and the flute

Physical description

1 print : engraving and etching ; platemark 32.3 x 19.8 cm

Lettering

Love's bacchanal. To ye Right Hon. ye Earl of Westmorland these four plates are humbly inscribed. Set by Mr. R. Vincent. The words by Mr. Thos. Hundeshagen. ... for the flute

Lettering note

Lettering continues with three verses of song: "Strephon why yt clou-dy forehead why so vain-ly cross'd those arms? Silly swain thy aspect horrid rather fright-ens her than charms Rouse each dull & droop-ing spirit fling away thy myrtle wreath bumpers large of gen-rous claret makes thee love & raptures breath. Sacrifice this juice prolifick, to each letter of her name. Gods they deem'd it a specifick, why not mortals do the same? See the high-charg'd goblet smiling bids thee Strephon drink & prove wine's the liquor most beguiling, wine's the weapon conquers love."
Bears number "93" at top right and "No. XXIV" at bottom left

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26268i

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  • English


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