Tom Rakewell is arrested for debt on his way to the Royal Court to seek preferment when he is saved by Sarah Young. Engraving by T. Cook after W. Hogarth.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
- Oct. 1st. 1796
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The scene is St. James Street with the gate and towers of St. James' Palace in the rear. Having wasted all his inheritance and being in debt, he is on his way in a sedan chair with drawn curtains to St. James' Palace to seek patronage at the queen's birthday levee. Sarah Young appears just in time to pay his debts and save him from prison.