: In plate, in image, bottom left: Being a New Schem for paying y Debts of ye. Nation by T.L. now a prisoner in the Fleet.; in plate, in image, table lower right: Sr. I have read your Play & find it will not doe yrs. J.R. h; in plate, below image: Happy the Man, whole constant Thought (Tho in the School of Hardship taught,) Can send remembrance back to fetch Treasures from Life’s earliest Stretch. / Plate 7 / Who Self-approving can review Scenes of past Virtues that Shine thro’ The Gloom of Age, & cast a Ray, To gild the Evening of his day! / Not so the Guilt Wretch confin’d. No Pleasures meet his roving Mind, No Blessings fetch’d from early Youth, But broken Faith, & wrested Truth, / Talents idle, & unus’d, And every Gift of Heaven abus’d, In Seas of Sad Reflection lost, From horrors Still to Horrors lost, / Reason the Vessel leaves to Steers, And Gives the Helm to mad Despair. / Invented &. by Wm. [m superscript] Hogarth & Publish’d According to Act of Parliament June ye. [e superscript] 25. 1735.
C. G. Boerner, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2015.
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