A lion with the head of William Pitt the Younger and a unicorn with that of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount of Melville support the escutcheon framing the vignette showing a family seated at dinner that is interrupted by a tax-collector (left). He carries off a large pudding, a banner overhead reads, "Tax on Income", to the dismay of husband, wife, and three children only a small slice of pudding is left on the dish... Pitt says: "Give all thou cans't / And let me dream the rest;" [Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'] Within Dundas banner: "Man wants but little here below, \ Nor wants, that little long!" [Young's 'Night Thoughts'.] Surmounting the crest is a lean 'Fortunatus's Purse' and 'Wishing Cap'; these rest on a cushion inscribed 'Value \ Above what you are Worth \ Nothing'. Pitt and Dundas stand on a scroll reading: 'BLESSED IS HE THAT EXPECTETH NOTHING. - FOR HE SHALL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED'.
Measurement: Plate: 12.25" by 9.5"
Material: Etching on paper
Condition: Good, small paper loss at upper right margin; loss at bottom right margin... some toning as depicted.