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Plate 43: THEY WHO HAVE EARS TO HEAR,

 

LET THEM HEAR

   
 
 


Publish'd as the Act Directs, June 1773

7 3/4"w x 5"h

               
   
 

From "The EXPLANATION OF THE PLATES in the Book of Heads entitled
HUMAN PASSIONS DELINEATED": PLATE 43

   
 

Behold this Group of Oddities, and then
You'll see how fancy works in diff'rent men !
How Conscience warp'd distorts each holy face,
Makes sighs and groans burst from these Babes of Grace.

One feels the Devil dancing in his maw ;
Another's fu'd him to a mere Out-law.
Some feel sharp Thorns their Consciences to prick,
And old done deeds do make their Stomachs sick :

Whilst Lasses mourn some late transactions past,
And looks repentant say — ; they are my last.
Thus crazy heads are whirl'd about with wind
Puff'd out from crafty Knaves of evr'y kind.

   
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