How beautiful is virtue!!!
- How beautiful is virtue!!!
See No. 13731.
 MODESTY! Lord Yarmouth, as an injured husband (see No. 11746, &c.) has just struck the Regent a blow on the nose, from which he staggers back, exclaiming: "Oh! Lord I have sprained my Ancle." Lady Yarmouth, seated (immodestly) on a sofa, watches, much alarmed. A wall-map is inscribed: 'A strait road from Wales to Yarmouth'. Below:
"And fair exposed she stood shrunk from herself"
"With fancy blushing,"
 DIGNITY! A kitchen scene, (see Nos. 13208, &c., 13616). The Regent sits on the knee of a fat cook, while Bloomfield tries to embrace a slimmer cook-maid, who says: "What are you at you Bloom ing fellow." A third couple kiss in the background. Below:
'—though amazed, are our neighbour Kings
To see such Pow'r employ'd in Peaceful things.!'
 CHASTITY!— George IV sits on a sofa embracing two very fat ladies, one wearing a small coronet. In the background and in back-view, are the ladies' husbands, arm-in-arm, both tall and thin and wearing court-suits; one holds a wand of office as Lord Chamberlain. Below: "Behold the blessed one of whom we speak—!"
 NATIONAL LOVE! The Regent on the throne, his face concealed by a pillar (a convention deriving from No. 10709), graciously receives a file of (Manchester) Yeomanry, who hold up blood-stained sabres. Facing the throne stands a fat parson with drink-blotched face, who holds a large open 'Holy Bible', but also holds a scourge and fetters. The Regent says: "Gentn In the name of ye country I return you many thanks, for putting an end to the Sufferings of some of my poor Subjects." Below:
"Impartial justice ever in our view,"
"Fair to the public."
c. June 1820
- Height: 250 millimetres
- Width: 351 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered: "B B del / Pubd by J. L. Marks 37 Princes St Soho".
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
 They seem to be Ladies Hertford and Conyngham, suggesting a date rather later than June, see No. 13847, &c.
 For the Regent's thanks (21 Aug. 1819) to the Manchester magistrates and yeomanry see No. 13266, &c.; for the clerical magistrate see No. 13281, &c.
'B B' in the inscription maybe B. Bergami.
Not on display (Satires British 1820 Unmounted Roy)
- Associated with: Francis Charles Seymour Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford
- Associated with: Benjamin Bloomfield, 1st Baron Bloomfield
- Associated with: George IV, King of the United Kingdom
- Associated with: Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness Conyngham
- Associated with: Isabella Anne Ingram Shepherd, 2nd Marchioness of Hertford
- Associated with: Maria Seymour-Conway, Marchioness of Hertford
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