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Political pamphlet in verse consisting of 14 pages without illustrations entitled:
"The Ghost of Chatham; A Vision. Dedicated to the House of Peers."
The title page is inscribed with the quotation: "Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof- Job." and the publisher's line: "London: Printed for William Hone, 45, Ludgate Hill. Sixpence."
The pamphlet opens with a short preface explaining that its content has been written in response to the Bill of Pains and Penalties." The verse imagines the ghost of Chatham appearing before the Lords reproaching them for the treatement of Queen Caroline. Sample verse includes:
"Scorn meets, THE FEW who, brought by pandering power,
Outvote the nation's voice in hapless hour.
O pause ere yet the fatal hour is seen!-
Be counsell'd, Lords!- You cannot crush your Queen."
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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 as one of a series of 10 volumes of Hone's "Political Tracts"
Some damage to the spine of volume 1.
- Acquisition date
- 1865 (From the Maskelyne collection of Cruikshank, 1865,1111.379 to 3125)
- Acquisition notes
- See the letter book for 1865 for papers relating to the collection, including a list drawn up in Cruikshank's own hand
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