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Political pamphlet of 68 pages without illustrations (numbered pages 4-68) entitled: 'Aspersions answered an explanatory statement to the public at large and to every reader of the quarterly review in particular.'
Lettered below the title "By William Hone." with the quotation:
"Truth will ultimately prevail, even though he who uttered it should be destroyed- Dr Vicesimus Knox."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed for William Hone, 45 Ludgate Hill, 1824, One Shilling." lettered on verso: "J and C Adlard, Printers, Bartholomew Close."
Hone uses the pamphlet to defend himself against "imputations of irreligion that have often been urged against me during the last seven years."
With four attached pages carrying advertisements for publications by William Hone with descriptions:
'The spirit of despotism by Vicesimus Knox.'
'The apocryphal New testament.'
'Ancient mysteries described.'
At the end of the advertisement it is stated:
"'A history of parody', with enlarged reports of my three trials is deferred but not abandoned." With further description.
Lettered at the foot of the final page: "Printed by J and C Adlard, Bartholomew Close."
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Height: 220 millimetres
Width: 121 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's ‘Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum.’
Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 7.' Number 7 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819- 1822. Volume 7 contains slightly earlier works dating back to 1815.
This later pamphlet of 1824 comes from a later period in Hone's career, when he was working on 'A history of parody,' this proposed publication described in detail in the advertisement on the final page with a request for further subscribers.
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