176 CRITICISM BY JUG ch. xvii
too, and mostly inscribed with mottoes or decorated with designs in celebration of such events as the battle of Waterloo, or the discomfiture of Mr. Pitt, or a victory of Tom Cribb. Others are ceramic satires on the drunkard's folly or the inconstancy of women. Why are the potters of our own day so dull ? History is still being made, human nature is not less frail; but I see no genial commentary on jug or dish. Is it the march of Taste ?