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The Gafcon is reprefented with more peaceful attributes. Gafcony 
was the country of vineyards, from whence we drew our great fupply of 
wines, a very important article of confumption in the middle ages. 
When the 0H'lCl3l clerk who wrote this 
 . manufcript came to documents relating to 
   Gafcony, his thoughts wandered naturally 
(   ' ' enough to its rich vineyards and the wine 
i?i;4'Qi they fupplied fo plentifully, and to which, 
Ky  according to old reports, clerks feldom 
  ihowed any diflike, and accordingly, in 
   the iketch, which we copy III our cut 
 K  I71, No. 116, we have a Gafcon occupied 
In t  diligently in pruning his vine-tree. He, 
I  (X Q7 at leafi, wears two fhoes, though his 
  ' clothing is of the lighteii defcription. 
Na. "6. A Gafm at M: VIM He IS perhaps the vmztor of the mediaeval 
documents on this fubject, a ferf attached 
to the vineyard. Our fecond iketch, cut N0. 117, prefents a more 
enlarged fcene, and introduces us to the whole proceii; of making wine. 
Firfl we fee a man better clothed, with {hoes (or boots) of much fuperior 
make, and a hat on his head, carrying away the grapes from the vineyard 
to the place where another man, with no clothing at all, is treading out 
the juice in a large vat. This is {till in fome of the wine countries 


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