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Published as the Act directs, by E. Rich, No. 55, Fleet- Street, Feburary 1, 1787


An engraving


Ballad - Roud Number: V14089

Title: The politic farmer; or, a fig for taxation

First Line: A whimsical farmer in Cheshire, they say

Tune: Roast beef

Themes:  Politics and government - 18th centuryTaxation


IconClass Codes:
43B31: Inn, coffee-house, public house, etc.
46A14: Farmers
44C312: Political caricatures and satires
46C132: Riding on animal other than horse, ass, or mule
47I2112: Cow
44D2: Taxes and financial administration


Shelfmark: Firth b.22(f. 94)

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