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John Smith and William Wood
John Smith and William Wood
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John Smith and William Wood
"The inside of a newly reformed workhouse with all abuses removed"; left shows a rat with the head of John Smith, attacking sacks. Behind men at a table discuss their drink. Centre shows William Wood accusing the vestry clerk of receiving £45 for bastardy of an adjoining parish.
1813
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)
Teas, Timothy
Spy, I.
The allusion is to an action brought by Smith against Wood. Smith was nonsuited owing to insufficient evidence.
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34cms
satire
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