Brougham, in his Chancellor's wig, with hat and knee-breeches, runs in profile to the right, as a newsboy blowing a small toy trumpet. In his right hand is a sheaf of the 'Penny Magazine'; many other copies of the paper are under his arm and on his back is a sack (or brief-bag) crammed with 'Materials for the Penny Cyclopcedia to commence in 1833 & to end the Devil knows when'. From his trumpet come the words: 'Entertaining Knowledge here—Trump Trump Trumpery Trump—Just printed and published the Penny Magazine, All works not issued by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge are Illegal—Orders now taken for the forthcoming New Penny Cyclopaedia, Trump Trump'. On the left is a building, 'Office Of The [Socie]ty for the Diffusion of [usefu]l Knowledge', constructed of large volumes, and propped up by a beam inscribed 'Monopoly'. The books are (reading downwards) 'History', 'Chemistry', 'Astronomy', 'Mathematics', 'Algebra', 'Geography', 'Travels', 'Botany', with others without titles. Close by is a jumbled heap of books and papers with a placard: 'The Encyclopedia Britannica & other Waste Paper to be Sold'. 20 September 1832 Hand-coloured lithograph
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