The Dutch-mens pedigree or A relation, shewing how they were first bred, and descended from a horse-turd, which was enclosed in a butter-box. Together with a most exact descripton of that great, huge, large, horrible, terrible, hideous, fearful, ... prodigious, preposterous horse that shit the same turd; who had two faces on one head, the one somwhat resembling the face of a man, the other the face of a horse, the rest of his body was like the body of an horse, saving that on his shoulders he had two great fish finns like the finns of whales, but far more large: he lived somtime on land, but most in water; his dyet was fish, roots, ... A very dreadful accident befel him, the fear hereof set him into such a fit of shiting, that he died thereof: ... Also how the Germans following the directions of a conjurer, made a very great box, and smeared the in-side with butter, and how it was filled with the dung which the said monstrous horse shit: out of which dung within nine days space sprung forth men, women, and children; the off-spring whereof are yet alive to this day, and now commonly known by the name of Dutchmen; as this following relation will plainly manifest.
Printed in the year 1653. And are to be sold at St. Michaels Church door in Cornhill,
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The illustration is of the horse and the great butter box; looking over the edge of the butter box are effigies of Trump and With.
Annotation on Thomason copy: "8th January 1652".
Reproduction of the original in the British Library.
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