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Political Pamphlet consisting of 28 pages without illustrations entitled: "To the King." Lettered below the title "From the Author of the King's Treatment of the Queen." and the quotation "It is the curse of Kings to be attended by slaves that take their humours for a warrant- King John." Below the quotation "London: Printed for William Hone, 45, Ludgate Hill, 1821, One Shilling."
The pamphlet takes the form of a letter from the author to King George IV in which he states:
"I wish to lay before your Majesty, the real state of public feeling:- I wish to tell you exactly what the people think of you and your advisers." Particular emphasis is give to the King's treatment of Queen Caroline.
Letterpress pamphlet 1821.
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Height: 222 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 135 millimetres (approx.page size)
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of "Political Tracts Volume 1." A compilation of satirical and political pamphlets published circa 1819-1822, one of 10 volumes.
As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's "Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires."
- Not on display
- One of 22 pamphlets bound together within Volume 1 of William Hone's "Political Tracts" (one of a series of 10 volumes). Some damage to the book's spine and a tear on pages 3-4 of this pamphlet.
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