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Plate 42: The Morning Visit

   
 
 


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 42

   
 

DEAN

 

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Y Lord I hope your goodness will excuse
This early Visit, since my only views

Are center'd in the glory of your House.
and now have brought a trifle — for your Spouse
Of which I beg her kind acceptance — — then
Rank me my Lord, amongst the happiest men.

LORD

My rev'rend Dean, I'm glad to see you now,
Early or late ; or anytime, I vow
What news abroad, my rev'rend Dean, what news?
Something's behind — have you no trifling views
In which my Int'rest can least avail — — ?

DEAN

Indeed, my Lord, there is a flying tale
That my good Lord of B—h declines so fast
With Age, and Gout, this fit will be his last .

LORD

I know he's old, and cannot long be here :
But revd Dean, you know — what 'tis a Year :
Twill gain me friends — — — 

DEAN

 — — — My Lord I know that's true,
And all the Int'rest in my pow'rs your due
In future times the same shall me controul
My Friends — Estate — —  my Body, and my — 

LORD

'Tis well my rev'rend Dean — all's very right ;
On these conditions you're put down to night,
You shall succeed — — — 

DEAN

 — — All grateful thanks are due ;
My gratitude shall shine, My Lord — : my Lord adieu.

   
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