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Plate 27: A Well-Fed Vicar

   
 
 


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 27

   
 

A

Well-fed vicar tired with thinking,
And fairly overcome by drinking;

Forgets his flock and holy cause,
Rakes with a vender of the laws,
Who scorns the trade of under-sapping,
Doth fairly take his rev'rence napping;
And with a glass of claret wine,
Law canonizes the divine.

   
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