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Object: The New Umpire Commonly called "The Darby Dilly".
Series: Political Sketches
No. 376. A horse-drawn coach at a toll-house; a man standing in front of the door of the toll-house (William IV), discussing the 'stormy weather' with the coachman seated on a bench lettered with 'Church Property Insured.' on its side (Lord Stanley), the seated passengers (Lord Ripon and the Duke of Richmond), and the guard, standing behind (Sir James Graham); to left, John Bull attending a wooden gate. 5 March 1835
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Height: 283 millimetres
Width: 390 millimetres
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- Text from 'An Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B.', London 1841:
When Lord Stanley seceded from the Melbourne administration, he maintained for a time a neutral position. The number of members from both Houses of Parliament, who concurred with him, was so few that they could scarcely be called a party. The principal among them were the Duke of Richmond, Lord Ripon, and Sir James Graham. To this small select party, Mr. O'Connell gave the title of the Derby Dilly,* and here is the Derby Dilly upon the road. John Bull leans against the gate-post, and regards the concern with great indifference. His Majesty William IV, as the owner of all highways, stands in the toll-house. Lord Stanley is the proprietor, and drives for himself, and his two passengers in front are the Duke of Richmond and the Earl of Ripon. Sir James Graham acts as guard to the coach.
* "Lord Stanley," said Mr. O'Connell, "may think that he carries fate and fortune in his train, but he will find his followers fewer than he calculated upon.
Adown thy hill, romantic Ashbourne, glides
The Derby Dilly, with its six insides."
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