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019870

Britannias ruin 1779--Britannias ruin. Print shows Britannia lamenting her present state, her shield and broken lance by her side, 'What a situation am I in sold by an American & purchased by France & Spain. Oh, wheres my Pitt.' Four men are standing before her, from left, an American holding in his right hand a lance topped with liberty cap and in his left a sword with which he threatens her, next a Frenchman urges him to 'frighten her.' A Spaniard is standing next to the Frenchman with his back to Britannia, he wears a low hat and a cloak, and on the far right is a Dutchman. Pub by Mary Darly 39 Strand, 1779 Decr. 17.

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Britannias ruin 1779--Britannias ruin. Print shows Britannia lamenting her present state, her shield and broken lance by her side, 'What a situation am I in sold by an American & purchased by France & Spain. Oh, wheres my Pitt.' Four men are standing before her, from left, an American holding in his right hand a lance topped with liberty cap and in his left a sword with which he threatens her, next a Frenchman urges him to 'frighten her.' A Spaniard is standing next to the Frenchman with his back to Britannia, he wears a low hat and a cloak, and on the far right is a Dutchman. Pub by Mary Darly 39 Strand, 1779 Decr. 17.