The Invasion, Plate 2: England
- Part Of:
- Line engraving
- Sheet: 12 5/8 × 15 1/4 inches (32.1 × 38.7 cm)
Inscribed on verso, in graphite, lower right: "Hogarth | Paulson no 203 3/3"
Lettered above image: "Design'd & Etch'd by Wm. Hogarth | ENGLAND PLATE 2d. \ Publish'd according to Act of Parliament March 8th 1756."; lettered inside image: "Duke of Cumberland | Roast & Boil'd every Day | You take a my fine ships, you be de Pirate, you be de Foes | me send my grand Armies & hang you all, Morblu."; lettered below image: "See John the Soldier, Jack the Jar, | With Sword & Pistol arm'd for War, | Should Mounsir dare come here! | The Hungry Slaves have smelt our Food. | They long to taste our Flesh and Blood? | Old England's Beef and Beer! | Britons to Arms! And let 'em come! | Be you but Britons still, Strick Home, | And Lion-like attack 'em | No Power can stand the deadly Stroke, | That's given from hands & hearts of Oak. | With Liberty to back em!".
- 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 2: England, 1756
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