Ploughing 51 B.C.details

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Ploughing 51 B.C.

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Agriculture had a pretty hard start among these people, and where now the glorious fields of splendid pale and billowy oatmeal may be seen interspersed with every kind of domestic and imported fertilizer in cunning little hillocks just bursting forth into fragrance by the roadside, then the vast island was a quaking swamp or covered by impervious forests of gigantic trees, up which with coarse and shameless glee would scamper the nobility.” (p. 17)

In this cartoon, a horse drawing a plough (US: plow) has stumbled and fallen as the ploughshare hit a rock, and the barefoot plaoughman, wearing only an aniaml fur, is catapulted upwards. In the distance are the lion and unicorn of England, watching on.

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102 x 50mm (4.0 x 2.0 inches)

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2400 dots per inch

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