The Boy and His Mother

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A man has been brought to the gallows in a cart and leans over a woman standing behind
The boy and his mother.

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The Duke University Libraries, the Internet Archive
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The book title page specifies the illustrations were designed and engraved previous to the year 1784

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A man has been brought under the gallows in a tumbril and, as the crowd surrounds him, kept in check by guards armed with halberds, he leans over a woman standing behind the cart—to bite off her ear, as the story goes.

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