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TITLE:  English credulity, or the invisible ghost CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 3838 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-137506 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  A satire referring to the "Cock Lane Ghost" shows the interior of a bed-room crowded with men, some church ministers, one possibly Oliver Goldsmith, commenting on the "Cock Lane ghost". Two small children lie in a bed where the ghost of Fanny Lynes, carrying a mallet (used to make knocking sounds) appears on the bedstead head-cloth. One minister looks under the bed while several women stand to the side of the bed. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [England : s.l., 1762 Jan. or later] NOTES: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / prepared by Frederic George Stephens, v. 4, no. 3838 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: Superstitions--1760-1770. Ghosts--England--London--1760-1770. FORMAT: Satires (Visual works) British 1760-1770.Etchings Hand-color 1760-1770. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c37506 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c37506 CONTROL #:  2006682163

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