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The minister in surprize
- The minister in surprize
The words on the tablet held by the demon are "The American Resolves are a Devil of a Dose". The papers on the table are inscribed "New Members" and "Civil List in Arrears". The books on the floor are "American Constitution" and "List of Pensioners". The crocodile and the figure with the head of a skull are absent. The minister is the same except that he has no ribbon and star. The "American Resolves" may be the opposition to the Stamp Act which led to its repeal in 1766. For the succession of resolutions (1765-74) in the Colonies against trade with England see Schlesinger, 'The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution', 1763-76. 1772 Etching
- Height: 173 millimetres
- Width: 110 millimetres
(Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
Another and probably earlier version of BMSat 4960 reversed.
Satires British 1772 Unmounted Roy
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Object reference number: PPA71560
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