Lithographic caricature magazine of four pages on two leaves, in the form of a (monthly) newspaper; illustrations as follows. 1 October 1830
A REFORM. (16268)
Queen Adelaide, wearing a crown, turns the handle of a mill whose body resembles a huge bandbox decorated with the Royal Arms; she says: 'No Silk gowns, no french curls and I'll have you all wear aprons'. A fashionably dressed woman wearing a big hat, fur boa (see No. 16526), and inflated sleeves is about to step from a ladder into the hopper, where the head and sleeves of another terrified girl are seen. A third, with hair in huge upstanding loops, stands weeping at the foot of the ladder (right). She exclaims: 'Oh! my Sleeves a la Sontag My curls a la Paris; talk of Mr P—l [Peel]; heres a sacrifice for Place'. From the spout of the mill (left) a plainly dressed girl in cap and apron runs forward. Another, who has already been through the mill, stands (left), saying 'Oh! laukes oh! dear vot vil Mr Harry say … (See Merlin record for full description)
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