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France - plate 1. This engraving was first published in 1756 when a a war had broken out between England and France. This scene represents an embarkation of French troops, to invade England. The meagre appearance of the troops is very broadly accounted for by their unsubstantial diet. The foreground of this plate shows a small public house whose sign is a wooden shoe with the inscription:' Soup Maigre a la Sabot Royale'. This engraving is on page 90 of the book 'The Works of William Hogarth' from the original plates restored by James Heath published in 1822.
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