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High life at noon

High life at noon

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Print shows an interior view of a room in which two men and two women are taking tea; on the left, a man with an extremely long ponytail attempts to prevent the entrance of a messenger carrying a bill from "Lord Rakish to Jere' Buckram - To Sundry Suits of Cloaths... 47q : 6:6"; at center, a man seated at a table has placed a hand on the breast of a woman standing next to him offering biscuits on a plate, next to him sits a clergyman holding an open tract "A Sermon - I am Sick of Love", he is talking to a woman seated on his left, she is surreptitiously receiving a letter from her lover which is delivered by a page "her Confidant." In the foreground, a monkey sits on the floor reading "A Dissertation on Winding up the Clock by Tristram Shandy" and on the right, a squirrel sits on a stool. A caged bird in the background says, "Caesar and Pompey were both of them Horned."





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