Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / First part of / King Henry 6th. / ACT II, SCENE IV. / Published Jany. [y is superscript] 1. 1795. by John and Josiah Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall & N. 90 Cheapside.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Jb. Boydell. [b is superscript]; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 68; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Plant. Since you are tongue ty’d & so loth to speak, / In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts. / Let him that is a true born gentleman, / And stands upon the honour of his birth, / If he supposes that I have pleaded truth, / From off this briar pluck a white rose with me.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: Som. Let him that is no coward, nor no flatterer, / But dare maintain the party of the truth, / Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engrav’d by J. Ogborne.
Lilla Willey, Thefford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.
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