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A stockbroker feigning deafness to avoid paying the man who claims to have restored his hearing. Coloured etching, 1786.

2 October 1786
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London (53 Fleet Street) : Pubd. as the Act directs by R. Sayer, 2 October 1786.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 21.1 x 16.7 cm


Friends by the ears. ...

Publications note

Not found in: British Museum Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1870-1954


Wellcome Library no. 10958i

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Stentor in vain through Mammon's trumpet raves, and talks of sett'ling, and his ballance craves; deaf as an adder, when the charm is try'd, he cannot hear! his drum is petrify'd! Should he next time a better method take, and talk of stocks, a bag of guineas shake, instant the cure, a pleasing change appears, the drum vibrates, and the glad broker hears."



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