The return of poor Sam Stern and his supporter to the T--y
Print shows a man sitting upon and facing the rear of a donkey on which is a blanket with crest and the motto "honi soit que mal y pense" and a key hanging from its neck. The man says, "In April 82 I was all astern, but saved my Credit by laying in the way and picking up the crippled Ships - in the Chesepeak all astern - at St. Kitts the Anchor left astern - in the House left my old Friends and Brother Officers all astern and now, alas, I am all astern myself."
Title from item.
Attributed to William Dent.
Paper watermarked at top center.
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).