[Scene from] The Vicar of Wakefield. Vol. II, Ch. 5. William Woollett, William Ellis.

[Scene from] The Vicar of Wakefield. Vol. II, Ch. 5.

London: Publish'd as the Act directs, 13 Nov. 1780 by W. Ellis, No 54 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, 1780. 35.3 x 30.3 cm. image on 36.5 x 35 cm. sheet. Illus. w. copper engraving. Folio. Margins trimmed smaller, but not affecting image or text, margins soiled and foxed, two pin pricks, some minor soiling and rubbing in background but not within central image, still about very good. Fagan: Catalogue Raisonné ... William Woollett: CV. Item #43857

From an Original Drawing by T. Hearne. The Figures by W. Woollett, the Landscape by W. Ellis. Shows a picnic scene with landscape and coach in background. This is the second published state with the added text below the oval: "When lovely woman stoops to folly; and finds too late that men betray; What charm can soothe her melancholy; What art can wash her guilt away; The only art her guilt to cover; To hide her shame from every eye; To give repentance to her lover; And wring his bosom - is to die."

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