1878 – The Escape


“The Escape – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, takes the form of a poem and reads as follows:

‘I do declare,’ cries Puss, ‘a scent so nice, Portends – it must portend – no end of mice! Now for my breakfast!’ and she made a bound, Bringing a heavy shovel to the ground.

Oh, to have seen the hubbub and dismay, The fear, the flight, the preyer and the prey! Puss missed some dainty morsels by a hair, And stands, with curling tail, an image of despair!

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Detail: The Escape, by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals

Detail: 1878 – The Escape                                      Book Cover:  Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878

Detail: The Escape, by Harrison Weir       Detail: The Escape, by Harrison Weir

Details: 1878 – The Escape

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