Below caption title: "What an honest triumph in my Uncle Toby's Eyes as he march'd to the Ramparts with the Gazette in his hand & Trim with a pickaxe ready to execute the Contents; what intense pleasure in his Eyes as he stood over the Corporal! Heaven! Earth! Sea!
One of a series of prints illustrating Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy.
Print shows Uncle Toby marching with a crutch under his left arm, pointing with his right crutch towards the fortifications built on the bowling green, where the 'Gate of St Nicolas' is flanked on each side by a jack-boot. In his left hand he holds the 'London Gazette'. Trim, holding up a pickaxe, marches in front of his master. He has a long pig-tail, and a pad is tied over his left knee. On the ground behind is a grenadier's cap. Behind Uncle Toby is the sentry-box, in it is pasted up the plan of a fortification. The background is a rough paling behind which are trees. Shandy Hall appears behind the Gate of St. Nicolas.