John Tallis, Comedies, Illustration #3

Mr. Compton as Launce

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Caption: ‘Nay, I’ll be sworn, I have sat in the stocks for puddings he hath stol’n, otherwise he had been executed: I have stood on the pillory for geese he hath kill’d, otherwise he had suffer’d for’t: thou think’st not of this now!’ TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Act 4 Scene 2

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Illustrator: Engraved by T. Sherratt

Original Illustration Size: 245 x 155mm / 9″18 x 6″4

Illustration Number: 3/21

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 / Comedies.

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

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