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[PATIENT PARSON.]
The Patient Parson forgetting his Text;. Or, the Hogs in the Ale Cellar.
[London:]: Publish'd as the Act direct by S.W. Fores, N 3 Picadilly: April 1, 1791. Single sheet, folio (380 x 230 mm), printed on one side with large circular etched illustration by J. Barlow after Collings at the top of the sheet (measuring 196 mm diameter) with engraved caption beneath, the text in verse in three columns, with several small tears and creases, one larger tear (70 mm) into the illustration with no loss, edges a little grubby and worn, some light and mainly marginal staining, folded above the verse. A scarce comical verse satire about a hypocritical parson who preaches patience from the pulpit before losing his temper with his family. He returns from the church service where he has delivered a sermon on the virtues of patience to find that the pigs have invaded his cellar and emptied his prized cask of ale. Attempting to calm him, his wife says 'Lord, Husband, remember the patience of Job in his losses'. Untouched by her remonstrances, 'A pox upon Job', cries the parson in a rage, 'That beer, I dare say, was near three years of age; but you are a poor stupid fool, like his wife; Why, Job never had such a cask in his Life'. At the foot of the broadside is a publisher's advertisement: 'Just Published in this Manner, Mrs Thrale's Three Warnings, the Greenwich Pensioner, Poll and My Partner Joe, and many other esteemed songs and pieces. In Fores's exhibition, No. 3 Piccadilly may be seen the compleatest collection of caricatures in Europe. Admittance one shilling.' Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. ESTC t207142, listing BL and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Amanda Hall Rare Books [United Kingdom]

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