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Political Pamphlet of 33 pages concerning the Queen Caroline "trial" without illustrations entitled:
"A Dispatch Extraordinary from the Court of Old Beelzebub, To the People of England"
With the subtitle:
Numerous Particulars of Notable Men and Women, Above and Below the Earth's Surface, Some of them enduring Pains and Penalties for Their High Crimes; And Some Expecting Hourly to Endure Them for Misdemeanours."
Lettered Below the Title:
"By Pedro Pindaricus Asmodeus."
Further quotations appear below:
" Weave the warp and weave the woof,
The winding sheet of Edward's race,
Give ample room and verge enough,
The Characters of Hell to trace."
From Gray's Fatal Sisters.
"Oh! for a whip of scorpions to lash the scoundrels naked through the world!"
The publisher's line at the foot of the page:
Printed and Published by W.Benbow, 269, Strand: And Sold by All Other Booksellers. 1820."
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- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of "Political Tracts Volume 2." Number 2 of 10 volumes of “Political Tracts” A compilation of satirical and political pamphlets published circa 1819-1822. The contents of this volume mainly concern the Queen Caroline affair and satirise the Prince Regent, subsequently George IV, his court and ministers.
The author is given as the pseudonym Pedro Pindaricus Asmodeus; this cannot be John Wolcot, aka Peter Pindar, who died in January 1819.
As the pamphlet is not illustrated, it is not included in M. Dorothy George's "Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires."
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