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UNIVERSITY OF N.C AT CHAPEL HILL 



10001335538 



The Bottle 



George Cruikshank 



First Edition, June, 1905. 
Reprinted, March, 1906. 



The Bottle ^"^ ^"^^^ 

AND 

The Drunkard's Children 



IN SIXTEEN PLATES DESIGNED AND ETCHED BY 
GEORGE CRUIKSHANK 



GOWANP & GRAY, L-d., 

35 Leickster Square, London, W.C. 

58 Cadogan Street, Glasgow 

1906 



The illustrations tn the present volume are reproduced in reduced facsimile from 
the ^rst editions, which were published in large folio sise in 1847 and 1848 and 
had a very great vogue. 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE 1 

THE BOTTLE IS BROUGHT OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME: 
THE HUSBAND INDUCES HIS WIFE "JUST TO TAKE 
A DROP" 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 



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THE BOTTLE. PLATE II 

HE IS DISCHARGED FROM HIS EMPLOYMENT FOR 
DRUNKENNESS: THEY PANVN THEIR CLOTHES TO 
SUPPLY THE BOTTLE 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE III 

AN EXECUTION SWEEPS OFF THE GREATER PART OF 
THEIR FURNITURE: THEY COMFORT THEMSELVES WITH 
THE BOTTLE 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE IV 

UNABLE TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT, THEY ARE DRIVEN 
BY POVERTY INTO THE STREETS TO BEG, AND BY 
THIS MEANS THEY STILL SUPPLY THE BOTTLE 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE V 

COLD, MISERY, AND WANT, DESTROY THEIR YOUNGEST 
CHILD: THEY CONSOLE THEMSELVES WITH THE 
BOTTLE 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE VI 

FEARFUL QUARRELS, AND BRUTAL VIOLENCE, ARE THE 
NATURAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE FREQUENT USE OF 
THE BOTTLE 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE VII 

THE HUSBAND, IN A STATE OF FURIOUS DRUNKEN- 
NESS, KILLS HIS WIFE WITH THE INSTRUMENT OF 
ALL THEIR MISERY • 



THE BOTTLE. PLATE VIII 

THE BOTTLE HAS DONE ITS WORK-IT HAS DESTROYED 
THE INFANT AND THE MOTHER, IT HAS BROUGHT 
THE SON AND THE DAUGHTER TO VICE AND TO THE 
STREETS, AND HAS LEFT THE FATHER A HOPELESS 
BIANIAC 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE I 

NEGLECTED BY THEIR PARENTS, EDUCATED ONLY IN 
THE STREETS, AND FALLING INTO THE HANDS OF 
WRETCHES WHO LIVE UPON THE VICES OF OTHERS, 
THEY ARE LED TO THE GIN-SHOP, TO DRINK AT THAT 
FOUNTAIN WHICH NOURISHES EVERY SPECIES OF 
CRIME 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE II 

BETWEEN THE FINE FLARING GIN-PALACE AND THE 
LOW DIRTY BEER-SHOP, THE BOY-THIEF SQUANDERS 
AND GAMBLES AWAY HIS ILL-GOTTEN GAINS 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE HI 

FROM THE GIN-SHOP TO THE DANCING-ROOMS, FROM 

THE DANCING-ROOMS TO THE GIN-SHOP, THE POOR 

GIRL IS DRIVEN ON IN THAT COURSE WHICH ENDS 
IN MISERY 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE IV 

URGED ON BY HIS RUFFIAN COMPANIONS, AND EXCITED 
BY DRINK, HE COMMITS A DESPERATE ROBBERY.— HE 
IS TAKEN BY THE POLICE AT A THREE-PENNY LODGING 
HOUSE 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE V 

FROM THE BAR OF THE GIN-SHOP TO THE CAR OF 
THE OLD BAILEY IT IS BUT ONE STEP 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE VI 

THE DRUNKARD'S SON IS SENTENCED TO TRANSPORTA- 
TION FOR LIFE; THE DAUGHTER, SUSPECTED OF PAR- 
TICIPATION IN THE ROBBERY, IS ACQUITTED. THE 
BROTHER AND SISTER PART FOR EVER IN THIS WORLD 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE VH 

EARLY DISSIPATION HAS DESTROYED THE NEGLECTED 
BOY.— THE WRETCHED CONVICT DROOPS, AND DIES 



THE DRUNKARD'S CHILDREN. PLATE VHI 

THE MANIAC FATHER AND THE CONVICT BROTHER 
ARE GONE.— THE POOR GIRL, HOMELESS, FRIENDLESS, 
DESERTED, DESTITUTE, AND GIN-MAD, COMMITS SELF- 
MURDER 



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