Two-part satire on the resignation of Lord Bute, April 1763. On the left is a scene of execution, headed "Excise", with Bute, identified by his plaid waistcoat, hanging from an apple tree (referring to the Cider Bill), a devil sitting on the branch above him wears a large boot (a pun on Bute) on one leg, the other ending in a claw; two men below exult. In the centre a man (evidently another representation of Bute as he wears a large boot on one leg and on the other leg wears a garter lettered "Honi ..." as in the scene on the right) lies across a fire while another pumps a pair of bellows to fan the flames; three farmers standing behind the fire and another to the right rejoice at Bute's downfall. On the right, another devil reciting the proverb, "Harm watch, Harm catch", one leg ending in a hammer, sits on top of a gallows from which hangs a fox (Henry Fox) wighted down by money bags tied around his neck. On the right is a scene set in a grand interior, headed "Resignation, in which P… (See Merlin record for full description)
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