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Pamphlet of 16 pages without illustrations entitled "A New Version of John Bull's Song Book".
The title is printed within a decorative border beneath a variation on the British Isles' royal coat of arms bearing the motto "Dieu et mon Droit" and representations of the lion and unicorn.
Lettered beneath the title:
John Bull's Song-Book. Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternpost, John Kelson and Others.
"Set forth and allowed to be sung in all Meetings of the People, after Dinner and Before Supper; also before and after Patriotic Speeches and Addresses, and moreover in Private as well as Public Houses, for their solace and comfort; laying aside all ungoldly and disloyal Songs and Ballads, which tend only to the nourishing of Vice, and corrupting of Youth.
By Special Command"
With the Publisher's line:
"London: Printed and Published by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, And 34, Wardour-Street Soho; and may be had of all booksellers.
The songs are printed in close type included have a patriotic and often politically radical tone with the author's initials printed beneath their titles. The songs included are:
1. Ultra Loyalty or the "Hole and Corner Addressers." -TS.
2. The Roast Beef of Old England- JK.
3. The Star of Brunswick- JP.
4. Doctor Slop; Or, The New Dicky Gossip - JK.
5. The Constituion.- JK.
6. The Land We Live In- TS.
7. Reform to Old England. A New Song - to an Old Time -JK.
8. Derry Down Triangle; Or the New Caleb Quotem - JK.
9. Hearts of Oak -TS.
10. The Star of Brunswick- JH.
11. Anthem. God Save the Queen.
12. Death or Liberty.
13. Gulp it Down Johnny*
14. Liberty and Reform- TS.
Letterpress pamphlet/ song book
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Height: 220 millimetres (Approximate page height)
Width: 135 millimetres (Approximate page width)
- 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.
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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Associated Title: Gulp it Down Johnny (Also published by Dolby as a seperate pamphlet, see 1865,1111,584.)
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