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Robert Scarlet, sexton of Peterborough cathedral. Etching by W. Williams, 1779.

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[1787]
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2183i
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Publication/Creation

[London] : [J. Nichols], [1787]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 14.2 x 12.2 cm

Lettering

Old Scarlet sexton of Peterbro' from an ancient picture in ye cathedral ... W. Williams ft. 1779

Lettering note

Lettering continues: " O.t July ye 2nd 1594 RS aetatis 98. You see old Scarlets picture stand on hie / But at your feete there doth his body lye, / His gravestone doth his age and death time show / His office by these tokens you may know. / Second to none for strength and sturdye limm, / A scarebabe mighty voice with visage grim / He had interd two Queens within this place / And this towns householders in his lifes space / Twice over, but at length his own turn came / What he for others for him the same / Was done. No doubt his soule doth live for aye / In heaven tho here his body clad in clay."
Bears number "plate II p. 112"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2183i

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