A lawyer sticking knives into a snake: the devil looks on. Etching by T. Landseer, 1831.
- Landseer, Thomas, 1795-1880.
- Jany.1st 1831
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An episode in The devil's walk by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey, 1799
He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill near his own stable; And the Devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother Abel.
London (24 Cornhill) : F.G. Harding, Jany.1st 1831.
1 print : etching ; platemark 25.5 x 19.8 cm
Wellcome Library no. 31662i