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The Political Mouse-Trap; or, a Great [House] in an Uproar

A broadside satirising the political situation in England in 1763, when great efforts were made to expel John Wilkes from Parliament while the allegedly damaging impact of Lord Bute was ignored; with an etching, partly printed in red, showing on the right Britannia being attacked by a rat, representing Lord Bute, she faints and is supported by William Pitt and other politicians, in the centre a mouse, representing Wilkes, surrounded by a group of agitated gentlemen, one drawing a sword against the mouse and and another, representing Samuel Martin, shooting at her; with engraved inscriptions and speech-bubbles, and with letterpress title and verses in two columns, and with one vertical and one horizontal segment of type ornament. ([London], Sumpter: [1763])

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A broadside satirising the political situation in England in 1763, when great efforts were made to expel John Wilkes from Parliament while the allegedly damaging impact of Lord Bute was ignored; with an etching, partly printed in red, showing on the right Britannia being attacked by a rat, representing Lord Bute, she faints and is supported by William Pitt and other politicians, in the centre a mouse, representing Wilkes, surrounded by a group of agitated gentlemen, one drawing a sword against the mouse and and another, representing Samuel Martin, shooting at her; with engraved inscriptions and speech-bubbles, and with letterpress title and verses in two columns, and with one vertical and one horizontal segment of type ornament. ([London], Sumpter: [1763])

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