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Labour in vain or let them tug & be da--nd
Labour in vain or let them tug & be da--nd
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Summary

Print shows Neptune, the British lion, Britannia, and a British sailor on a piece of land labeled "England" laughing derisively at a Dutchman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a partly draped Native woman wearing a feathered headdress, representing America, who are tugging at taut ropes hooked onto English soil.
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Date

01/01/1782
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Contributors

Colley, Thomas, active 1780-1783, artist
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Source

Library of Congress
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