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"Ah, grant a me von letel bite"
English: Design in a circle. Two boys (three quarter length) stand against a stone wall. An English boy (right) with tousled hair and wearing a shirt which is out at elbows, holds a large bone in both hands. Ribs of beef project from the pocket of his apron. He is perhaps intended for a butcher's boy. A French boy (left) stands beside and slightly behind him, the tips of his fingers held together, begging for "von letel Bite". He wears a toupet-wig and bag, and is fashionably dressed. 1 December 1780
Date 1780
date QS:P571,+1780-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium paper
Height: 161 millimetres
Width: 143 millimetres
institution QS:P195,Q6373
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(Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)

This is the familiar theme of the foppishly dressed but starving Frenchman. Cf. BMSat 5611, 5612.
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