This is to give notice that there is to be seen at the Dolphin in Dover a very surprising Fat Hog… he is allowed to be the largest in the kingdom at this time … he is 8 feet long, 7 feet in girth and 10 hands high; and is promising at present as if he would come to 40 score in a short time. All persons who come to see this noble sight, the lowest price is 1d; gentlemen and ladies, not under 2d… so remarkable the sight of this kind has not been seen in this county for many years. Likewise there is a stock of good beer in the house.
(Kentish Gazette Oct 3 – 6 1786, p.1 col.2. half way down)