|Mug "Good lack how wonderful to view it/I neer believd it till I knew it/Come here ye toothlefs lame & Gray/Come and be Ground without delay"|
|George Cruikshank "The Wonderful Mill" circa 1805 (when he was about 13)|
"The Wonderful Mill" was quite popular on pottery. The pattern is basically the same, but in a few examples there are young men greeting the rejuvenated women.
|Mug, "Good lack a day cries out the grinder/I shan't find work, indeed I find sir/This grinding is a bonny trade/my fortune shortly will be made."|
|"Old Women Ground Young" Jug, same verse as above, but the print is a bit different|
|A slightly different print of "Old Women Ground Young"/No text|
|My birthday three years ago/My wish didn't change anything! I continue to grow old. But, as my father used to say, "it is better than the alternative!"|
For more information about "The Wonderful Mill," see the blog post "The Wonderful Mill in full vigour" in the blog The Printshop Window - Caricature & Graphic Satire in the Long Eighteenth-Century.