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A Scotsman using a lavatory for the first time, is seated on a latrine with his legs thrust down the holes in the board and his hands placed before him; his urine trickles over the edge of the toilet. Engraving by C. Mosley, 1745.

Mosley, Charles, approximately 1720-approximately 1770.
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Published June 17th 1745

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Satire on the Scots. Probably published to ridicule Highlanders during the Highland Rebellion of 1745

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Sawney in the boghouse: To London Sawney come, who, from his birth, Had dropt his folio cates on Mother Earth; Shewn to a boghouse, gaz'd with wondering eyes, Then, down each venthole, thrust his brawny thighs; And squeezing cry'd "Sawney's a laird. I trow", Neer did he naably disembaage 'till now.

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], Published June 17th 1745.

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1 print : engraving ; image 20.3 x 17.5 cm

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Wellcome Library no. 38006i

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A Scotsman using a lavatory for the first time, is seated on a latrine with his legs thrust down the holes in the board and his hands placed before him; his urine trickles over the edge of the toilet. Engraving by C. Mosley, 1745. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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