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Print made by unknown artist, seventeenth century
after Samuel Ward, 1577–1640, British
The Double Deliverance, 1588–1605
Etching and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 15 5/8 × 20 1/2 inches (39.7 × 52.1 cm) and Image: 13 1/8 × 20 1/4 inches (33.3 × 51.4 cm)

Lettered above image, upper left to upper right: "1588 | DEO trin-vni Britanniae bis ultori In memorium Classis invincibilis subversae submersea Proditionis nesandae detectae disiectae. | 1605 | To God, In memorye of his double deliveraunce from ye invincible Navie and ye unmatcheable powder Treason"; inside image, upper center: "????? | VIDEO RIDEO | I See and Smile | Ick Sie en lach"; upper left: "Disslo | Dissipo | I blow and Scatter | Ick blaes en verstroy"; upper right: "Opus tenebrarum | A deed of darkness"; center left: "88 | Ventorum | Ludibrium | Straverat innumeris, etc."; center: "Tylbury Campe | In perpetuam Papitarum infamiam"; center right: "November ye 5th"; lower center: "In foveam quam Soderit"; lower right: "Fox | Quantissum absuit | Hoe nae | How nye | Faux | Invented by Samuell Ward | preacher of Ipswitch"; below image: "OCTOGESIMUS OCTAVUS, mirabisis Annus | Clade Papistarum faustus ubigue pys | In EIGHT EIGHT. Spayne armed with potent might | Against ou peacefull Land came on to fight | The windes and waves, and fire in on conspire | to helpe the ENGLISH. frustrate SPAYNES desire | Perditione pruis nunc proditione petebant | Perdita perditro est prodita proditio. | To second that the POPE in Cousell sitts | For some rare stratagem the strayne their witts | NOVEMBERS 5th by powder they decree | GREAT BRYTANES STATE ruinate should bee | Fausta et festa dies lux aurea QVINTA NOVEMBRIS | Anglis sulphureum prodidit isla nefas | Bud hee whose never slumbering EYE did view | The dire intendments of this damned crew | Did soone prevent what they did thinke most sure | Thy mercyes LORD for evermore endure. | Imprinted at Amsterdam | Anno 1621."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beer | building | caricature | chair | demon | devil | eye | fuerzas armadas | man | military art | pope | religious and mythological subject | ship | sitting | skull | stein | table | walking | water | window
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