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John Cottington, a chimney-sweep, in elaborate costume walking the street with smoking pipe and horn in hand, with descriptive verse. Line block, 18--, after engraving, c. 1620.

Date
[between 1800 and 1899]

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Description

John Cottington, called "Mulled sack" after the drink; chimney-sweep and outlaw in England under Cromwell and Charles II

Lettering

Mulld; sake. I walke the Strand, and Westminster; and scorne to march i'th'cittie, though I beare the horne. my feather, and my yellow band accord to proue me courtier: my boote, spurr, and sword: my smokinge pape, scarfe, garter, rose on shoe; showe my braue minde t'affect what gallants doe. I singe, dance, drinke, and merrily passe the day, and like a chimney sweepe all care away

Publication/Creation

[London] (over against th'exchange) : Are to be sold by Compton Holland, [between 1800 and 1899]

Physical description

1 print : line block ; image and text 15.9 x 10 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 26800i

Language

  • English


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