In plate, below image: Gold, thou bright son of Phoebus, sourse of Universal Intercourse, of weeping Virtue Sweet Redress, And blessing Those who live to bless, Yet oft behold this Sacred Trust The Fool of Avaritious Lust, / No longer Bond of Humankind, But Bane of every virtuous Mind. What Chaos such Misuse Attends! Friendship Stoops to prey on Friends, Health, that gives relish to Delight, Is wasted with ye. [e superscript] Wasting Night. / Doubt and Mistrust are thrown on Heaven, And all its Power to Chance is given. Sad Purchace, of repentant Tears, Of needless Quarrels, endless Fears, Of hopes of Moments, Pangs of Years! / Sad Purchace of a totur’d Mind, To an imprison’d body join’d! / Invented Painted & Engrav’d by Wm. [m superscript] Hogarth, & Publish’d June ye. [e superscript] 25 1735 According to Act of Parliament. / Sold at ye [e superscript] Golden Head in Leicester Fields London [don superscript]: Plate 6.
C. G. Boerner, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2015.
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