'A Man Went a'Hunting at Reigate' - Victorian nursery rhyme illustration
A medieval man riding his horse and carrying a blunderbuss is attempting to pass through a gate which is being guarded by the land owner. A dog with a sorrowful face canters by and the towers of a city can be seen in the distance.
“A man went a hunting at Reigate - And wished to leap over a high gate - Says the owner, ‘Go round - With your gun and your hound - For you never shall leap over my gate'.”
From “Nursery Rhymes - Ridicula Rediviva” illustrated by J.E. Rogers, with chromolith printing by R. Clay Sons & Taylor and published in London in 1876 by Macmillan and Co.
William Hogarth Industry and Idleness Idle Prentice betrayed
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarth's Industry and Idleness. It intended to illustrate to working children the possible rewards of hard work and diligent application and the sure disasters attending a lack of both. The Idle Prentice betrayed by his Whore, and taken in a Night-Cellar with his Accomplice.
On the coast of Scotland. A red rock, a blue rock, and a small green rock block the flow of sea water over the coastal shelf. It resembles modern day politics, the majority conservatives on right (red), the progressive liberal democrats on left (blue), and the small centered green party (green). The flow of progress blocked to a trickle.
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