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A courtroom scene with a judge, a pregnant woman, a guilty looking man and an angry wife. Engraving by T. Cook after W. Hogarth.

  • Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
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1 print : engraving ; image 21.5 x 33 cm

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Here Justice triumphs in his Elbow Chair, And makes his Market of the trading Fair; His Office Shelves with Parish Laws are grac'd, But spelling Books and Guides between 'em placed Here pregnant Madam screens the real Sire, and falsely swears her Bastard Child for hire. Upon a rich old Letcher who denies, The fact, and vows the naughty Hussif lies; His wife enrag'd exclaims against her spouse, And swears she'll be revenged upon his Brows. The Jade the Justice and Church Ward'ns agree, And force him to provide Security.

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Wellcome Library no. 28655i

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