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Mary Brotherton encounters Old Sally, a woman on the moor. Line block after R.W. Buss, 1840.

  • Buss, Robert William, 1804-1875
Date
[1840]
Reference
31894i
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Mary Brotherton encounters Old Sally, a woman who lives on the moor outside the Deep Valley factory. She had escaped from the factory to live in a hole and pray to the sun to be so kind as not to wake her the next morning. She is described as "A poor frail shattered remnant of humanity with a disordered wit" and as "the maniac" (p. 41; her story p. 42)

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[England?] : [publisher not identified], [1840]

Physical description

1 print : line block ; image 14.4 x 10 cm

Lettering

"I am the only old woman in the world! All the rest get their death in the factories!" RW Buss

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31894i

Languages

  • English


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