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Mr. Hobson, obyt ano 1630, vixit annos 86 / J. Payne fecit.

Mr. Hobson, obyt ano 1630, vixit annos 86 / J. Payne fecit.

 
 
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Print shows half-length portrait of Thomas Hobson, standing, facing front holding a money bag. Hobson was a weathly mail carrier from Cambridge, England, known for establishing the phrase "Hobson's choice."
Poem beneath portrait: "Laugh not to See So plaine a Man in print, (The Shadow's homley yet ther's something in't, Witnes the Bagg he wear's though Seeming poore), The fertile Mother of a thousand more: He was a thriveing Man through lawfull Gaine, And wealthy grew by warrantable paine; Then laugh at them that Spend, not them yt gather, Like thriveing Sonnes of such a thrifty Father."
Beneath poem: "Cum privileg: Are to be soud by F. Stent."
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PR 06 CN 868, Container 1.

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01/01/1631
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Payne, John, active 17th century, engraver
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Old England17.99358, -77.46606
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