John's head and shoulders emerge from a sheet of water inscribed 'Slough of Taxation'; he clutches a branch projecting from a sandy bluff, tormented by a swarm of ten insects with human heads and bloated bodies. Only Perceval and Eldon can be identified, but they evidently represent the Cabinet (the others being Liverpool, Wellesley, Ryder, Camden, Westmorland, Bathurst, Yorke, and Mulgrave). A much larger swarm, with long thin bodies, advances from the right. Among these Sheridan, Moira, Grey, Erskine, Lauderdale, Sidmouth, Lansdowne, Temple, Derby, Grenville, and Buckingham are more or less recognizable. They follow a swallow with the head of the Regent who approaches John Bull, saying, "my good friend those reptiles harass you sadly, shall I rid you of Them". John answers gloomily: "you are quite right, but if those who are gorged are driven away, the next will be so Hungry, they won't Leave a drop of Blood, in my Veins¡¡¡" The Prince wears coronet and feathers, with a ribbon and star. Feb 1811 Hand-coloured etching
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