Print, The Village Ale House

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  • Engraver: Joseph Grozer After work by: Henry Bunbury
  • London, England
  • April 7, 1787
  • Black and white stipple engraving with period hand color
  • 1955-122

The lower margin reads: "THE/ VILLAGE/ ALE HOUSE./ H. Bunbury Esq.r Delin.t/ J. Grozier Sculp.t/ No more the Farmer's News, the Barbers Tale/ No more the Woodman's ballad shall prevail/ No more the Smith his duskey brow shall clear/ Relax his pond'rous strength, and lean to hear;/ The Host himself, no longer shall be found/ Carefull to see the mantling bliss go round:/ Nor the coy Maid, half willing to be press'd;/ Shall kiss the Cup, and pass it to the rest./ Goldsmith./ LONDON, Published April, 1787 by W. DICKINSON Engraver & Printseller N.o 158 New Bond Street."

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