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3: When Filthy Lucre Joins a Man and Wife
as the Act Directs, May 1773
7 3/4"w x 5"h
From "The EXPLANATION
OF THE PLATES in the Book of Heads entitled
HUMAN PASSIONS DELINEATED": PLATE 3
EE here an emblem of a married life,
When filthy lucre joins a man and wife :
Each three times married, both expected riches ;
sides are cheated, — and thus fight for th' breeches.
reigns ! — all pleasure flies away ;
Chagrin the night, and
fury rules the day.