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A student reads to an audience the epic poems of Sir Richard Blackmore and the sermons of John ("Orator") Henley to find out which is the more soporific; his audience fall asleep with boredom. Etching by C. Grignion after F. Hayman.
- Hayman, Francis, 1708-1776
- [between 1750 and 1759?]
At two inns on the outskirts of a village, vigorous political campaigning, comprising fighting and bribery takes place; a countryman is offered money and cards of invitation by two rival representatives of the Tory and Whig inns. Engraving by Charles Grignion after William Hogarth, 1757.
- Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
- 20 February 1757
- Part of:
- An election
Above, Algerians executing a Christian slave for attempting to escape by suspending him on hooks through hands and feet in a wooden frame; below, Algerians torturing a burglar by cutting off his hand, hanging it around his neck and tying him on a bull. Engraving by C. Grignion after W. Grainger.
- Grainger, William, active approximately 1780-1800.
Episode in "The Knight of the Burning Pestle": a man with a barber's bowl beneath his chin is about to be clubbed by a knight in armour; a man stands immediately behind him, to the left is a seated couple, to the right a man who has been knocked down, and in the foreground the audience looks on. Etching by C. Grignion after M. Rooker.
- Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616