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- Object: [Imitation bank-note.]
Headed: 'N° 17.......'Text: 'I Promise to pay to the Master, Wardens & Court of Assistants, / of the Worshipful Company of Thief-catchers, or Bearer; Five Farthings, / when their Worships shall have received the appointment of Superintendents / of the various Theatres and other Places of Public Amusement throughout the / United Kingdom. / London, the 11th Day of Decr  / For my Father Mr John Bull, / [signed] O.P. Bull / Farthings Five / Entd John Huzza'. On the left of the text: two concentric circles enclose three overlapping profile heads of bald-headed men, inscribed: 'Shadows of Power, / "Trifles, light as Air." / Within the border: 'What stupid Loggerheads are ve, To fight and quarrel with O.P.'
1 December 1809 as re-issued by Fores in 1818
Etching with engraved writing
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Height: 93 millimetres
Width: 193 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
An attack on the Bow Street magistrates (Reed, Nares, and Graham), represented as vulgar cockneys, for their attitude to the O.P. riots, see No. 11418, &c. See also Nos. 11424, 11431. For the series see No. 10123.
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