Mr. George Bennett as Apemantus

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Caption: ‘APEMANTUS’S GRACE: Immortal gods, I crave no pelf:
I pray for no man but myself.
Grant I may never prove so fond,
To trust a man on his oath or bond;
Or a harlot for her weeping;
Or a dog that seems a sleeping;
Or a Keeper with my freedom;
Or my friends if I should need ’em.
Amen.’ Timon of Athens. Act 1, Sc. 2.

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Illustrator: Engraved by T. Sherratt from a Daguerreotype by Paine of Islington

Original Illustration Size: 240 x 155mm / 9″14 x 6″2

Illustration Number: 26/26

Source Text: The complete works of Shakspere : revised from the original editions / with historical and analytical introductions to each play, also notes explanatory and critical, and a life of the poet by J.O. Halliwell … and other eminent commentators ; elegantly and appropriately illustrated by portraits engraved on steel, from daguerreotypes of the greatest and most intellectual actors of the age ; taken in the embodiment of the varied and life-like characters of our great national poet / Tragedies.

Published: London; New York: Printed and published by John Tallis and company [1850].

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