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        Satire of John Wesley, c.1685

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Satire of the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley (1703-91), shown here wearing a laurel wreath with a maggot on his head. Accompanied by the verse "In's own defence the Author writes/ Because while this foul Maggot bites/ He nere Can rest in quiet,/ Which makes him make soc sad a face/ Heed beg your worship or your Grace/ Unsight unseen to buy it." Provenance: Private Collection.

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