- Stipple engraving
Lettered, lower left: "W. Hamilton R.A. pinxt. | Upon the margins of a stream, |Fit spot for a poetic dream, | Methought I saw, beneath a shade, | In July's heat, a cottage maid; | An in her lap, as Sampson lay | Reclin'd on faithless Dalilah,"; lettered, lower right: "F. Bartolozzi R.A. sculpt. | A fleecy fool repose his head, | Thus all by woolly honors shed! | Poor sheep! quoth I thou'rt but a type | of sillier man no sooner ripe, | Than by som eshear made a prey, | His wealth, his hearth, his strength decay."; lettered, lower center: "JULY | London Publish'd July 10 1789 by Tho. Macklin. Poets Gallery, Fleet Street."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
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Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99), July, 1789
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