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Plate 33: Kate, and Nan, and Bess

   
 
 


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 33

   
 

W

HAT various ways we different mortals press,
   To that fam'd goal, the world calls happiness !

Some take ambition's high and slipp'ry road;
And some rich viands make their chiefest god.
Some wine, some women; some love cards and dice ;
Some think full bags all human bliss comprise.
Some love retirement; some for pleasure roam,
And some for books do starve themselves at home.

   But here old merry Kate, and Nan, and Boss,
Find nearer ways to climb to happiness :
Gin punch and flip, are all their sole delight :
They laugh at th' world, and swear they're only right.

   
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