A print in several compartments. In an inset rectangle in the right. upper corner is George III's 'Closet': the king seated at a table with his secret advisers around him. On his right sits Bute, his left hand on the king's shoulder. The Devil clutches the back of Bute's chair, and speaks into his ear through a trumpet; beneath the chair is a head, writhing with serpents, probably representing Discord. Bute says, “Be Bloody, Bold, and Resolute, be Firm - fear nothing”. The king looks round him, his profile is malevolent, stupid and gross; he says, “Sic Volo - I am Firm, hem! who's afraid? eh!” On his left sits Lord Mansfield, in his hand is a scroll, inscribed, “A Code of Laws for America”; he is saying “Kill them or they will Kill you”. Next comes Lord George Germain holding out a paper, “Instructions to Generals Howe, Burgoyne, &c.” He says, “Tho Nature's Germins tumble all together, Evn till Destruction Sicken”. On the table are two papers, one inscribed “A I have closeted Sr James … (See Merlin record for full description)
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