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Matrimonial ladder: or Such things are, drawn by M. E. Esq.

Matrimonial ladder: or Such things are, drawn by M. E. Esq.
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Matrimonial ladder: or Such things are, drawn by M. E. Esq.

Matrimonial ladder

London: Thos. McLean, 1825.

A wonderfully illustrated and "wise" little volume about the ups and downs of marriage. Both the text, which was written in verse, and the illustrations were etched on metal plates, printed, and then hand-colored. The content is summarized on the title page and it may well speak to those being tried by love: "So they ripe, and ripe! / And rot, and rot! / And hereby hangs a tail!! / 'Tis true, 'tis pity / And pity 'tis, 'tis true!!!".

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