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Plate 41: THE DISAPPOINTMENT

   
 
 


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 41

   
 

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H — what misfortunes mortals do attend — ;
   They come unlook'd for, numbers without end !

For see, this couple had but just prepar'd
Love's Sacrifice and his warm Altar rear'd,
But lo ! old Grannydoodle's fist and frown
Breaks the Utensils, and throws th'Altar down.

You slut, says she, when I was but eighteen
I durst not touch — I scarce a man had seen ;
Nay, durst not think; or look one in the face,
But now shame's fled, and left no spark of Grace !
   With that her Crutch these blushing Lovers parted
   The Captain sighing — and Miss broken-hearted.

   
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