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It is not clear what event this satiric print, dated April 29, 1784, is referring to. Thirteen months later, on June 28, 1785, Vincenzo Lunardi attempted to take off from London with George Biggin and actress Letitia Sage, reputed to weigh over 200 pounds.


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