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Picture No 10090212
Date 1820s
Description MYTTON ON FIRE

"Damn this hiccup!" As a final act of folly this English eccentric sets fire to his nightshirt to cure a hiccough. He is successful but suffers severe burns.
Source Aquatint by E Duncan after H Alken: Nimrod's, "Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton" [1837]
Credit Mary Evans Picture Library
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