THE JURY OF OLD WOMEN; / OR, / THE TRIAL OF A YOUNG GIRL'S CON- /SCIENCE.; [followed by 10 verses of poetry, the first nine of four lines each, the final verse with six lines].

[British?]: np, nd [18th century]. Broadside verse printed on laid paper, 15 x 5 1/8 inches, 10 stanzas. At the head of the broadside is a small woodcut (2 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches) picturing a man and woman in 18th-century dress; below the text is a second small woodcut (1 x 1 1/8 inches) picturing a shoe and other domestic items. The verse is full of the laments of a newly married young woman who is worried she "marry'd a man and he's but half a blade." Some unconventional advice from her mother and an old woman results in the husband's display of his "sufficient and able" self before a jury of old women. Apparently not recorded in OCLC or ESTC. Some shallow chipping at edges, faint old tidelines and scattered foxing, a few typographical errors, including one or two letters printed upside down, but overall an attractive copy. Item #62771

Price: $1,500.00

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