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TITLE:  Dispatch CALL NUMBER:  PC 3 - 1789--Dispatch (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-132974 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows a man, holding a large club labeled "Procrastination" over his head, saying "I hate delay"; he is about to strike Father Time who cries "Murder, Murder." Father Time's hourglass and scythe are already broken, as two members of the House of Lords come to his defense. On the left is written: "Question.. What has passed in the House? Answer.. Above three months." A pun on killing time with procrastination. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching ; 13.5 x 24.3 cm. (plate) CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pub'd by W. Dent : Sold by W. Moore Oxford Street, 1789 Feb. 6. NOTES: Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: Politics & government--England--1780-1790. Time--1780-1790. Homicides--England--1780-1790. FORMAT: Puns (Visual works) British 1780-1790.Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings British 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32974 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32974 CONTROL #:  2003674095

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