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The Harlot's Progress by William Hogarth (1732)


The Harlot's Progress. A set of six engravings published by William Hogarth, 1732.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Harlot%27s_Progress-- the engravings and prose descriptions
Facsimile of The Lure of Venus; or, A Harlot's Progress: A heroicomical poem by "Joseph Gay" (Pen-name of John Breval) -- The poetry


Plate 1: Moll's Arrival in London

Plate 2: Moll is now a kept woman, the mistress of a wealthy merchant :

Plate 3: Moll has gone from kept woman to common prostitute

Plate 4: Moll beats hemp in Bridewell Prison

Plate 5: Moll dying of syphilis

Plate 6: Moll's wake

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