As my eldest son was bred for a scholar, I determined to send him to town

Artist: Thomas Stothard



11.5 cm high by 8.9 cm wide

Source: Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield, facing page 11.

Stothard provided six monochrome copper-plate engravings for the 214-page octavo; the pages for the plates are unnumbered, there is no index of plates, and the illustrations have no captions.

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