Recruitment and measurement of soldiers outside a village inn. Engraving by T. Cook after W. Hogarth.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- December 1st 1799
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The original prints were made in 1756, at the imminent outbreak of war with France, they served as equivalents of modern morale-building posters The inn has a sign "Duke of Cumberland", alluding to the last time the French tried to invade England, the line under this "Roast & Boil'd every day" refers to the Duke's subsequent unpopularity.
England Plate II. See John the soldier, Jack the Tar, with sword & pistol arm'd for war, should Mounsir dare come here! Designed by W. Hogarth. Engraved by T. Cook
London (Paternoster Row) : G.G. & J. Robinson, December 1st 1799.
1 print : engraving, with etching ; image 31.5 x 36.5 cm
R. Paulson, Hogarth's graphic works, 3 ed., London 1989, related to 
Wellcome Library no. 39257i