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