Inscribed, in plate, top left to right: Design‘d & Etch‘d by Wm.. Hogarth ENGLAND PLATE 2d. c. Published‘d according to Act of Parliament March 8th. 1756.;
inscribed, in plate, bottom left to right:
See John the Soldier, Jack the Tar, / With Sword & Pistol arm‘d for War, / Should Mounsir dare come here ! /
The Hungry Slaves have smelt our Food, / They long to taste our Flesh and Blood, /
Old England‘s Beef and Beer! /
Britons to Arms! and let ‘em come! / Be you but Britons still, Strike Home, /
And Lion-like attack ‘em; /
No Power can stand the deadly Stroke, / That‘s given from hands & hearts of Oak, /
With Liberty to back em.
James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2015.
Paulson (2) 203, III/III
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