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If poor, act cautiously.

Image ID: 820920

If poor, act cautiously. (1865)

Image Details

Image Title

:  If poor, act cautiously.

Published Date

: 1865

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 27 x 19 cm. (10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)


: Printed on border: "Little fish! Why come you skimming on the surface as you do? Deeper down you should be swimming, that's the fitter place for you. Here above, great sea-mews hover, keen of eye, and swift of flight; and for such as you moreover, have a wondrous appetite." Includes additional text. Foxing on image.

Original Source

: From Moral emblems with aphorisms, adages, and proverbs of all ages and nations. Longmans, 1865) Leighton, John (1822-1912), Illustrator. Cats, Jacob (1577-1660), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Birds -- illustrations

Source Description

: 1 folder (7 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 820920

Record ID

: 694268

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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