- The Invasion, Plate 1: France
- Line engraving
- Sheet: 12 3/4 × 15 3/8 inches (32.4 × 39.1 cm)
Lettered above image: "Design'd & Etch'd by Wm. Hogarth | FRANCE PLATE 1st | Published according to Act of Parliament March 8th, 1756."; lettered inside image: "SoupMeagre | a la | SabotRoyal | VENGENCE et | le Bon Bier et | Bon Beuf de | Angletere | Plan pour un | Monastere dans | Black Friars a | Londre."; lettered below image: "With lanthern jaws, and croaking Gut, | See how the half-starv'd Frenchmen Strut; | And call us English dogs! | But soon we'll teach these bragging Foes. | That Beef & Beer give heavier Blows | Than Soup & Roasted Frogs. | The Priests inflam'd with righteous hopes, | Prepare their Axes, Wheels & Ropes, To bend the Stiff neck't Sinner; | But should they sink in coming over, | Old Nick may fish 'twixt France & Dover | And catch a glorious Dinner!".
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art,Gift of Suzanne and William H. Speaker
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British, The Invasion, Plate 1: France, 1756
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