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Political pamphlet of 16 pages containing a verse-satire on the Italian witnesses in the "trial" of Queen Caroline Theodore Majocchi and Louisa Demont. Lettered on the front page with the title:
The cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work, alais 'Non mi ricordo,' and 'Je ne me rappelle pas;'.
Beneath which the subtitle is printed:
"Introduced as Principal Supporters to the Wonderful Green Bag. A Poem"
In the frontispiece illustration, the witnesses stand side by side, exulting in their gains. Majocchi holds up a coin, saying:
(The very thing)
I'll lie and swear
To serve the K—g."
Demont holds out a reticule, saying:
"To the Green Bag [see BM Satires No. 13735] we'll stick,
Fill'd with lies so compact,
Who can ever do wrong
That's by Sovereign's well back'd."
"'Twas Brougham's Drops, he mix'd 'em strong,
"How could he be so cruel."—Vide Royal Cot' [see BM Satires No. 13843].
Lettered beneath the image: "Second Edition. London: Printed for and Published by C.E. Pritchard, Islington Green. 1820, Price Sixpence."
On the verso, W. Flint, Printer, Angel Court, Skinner Street."
Pages 15-16 carry advertisements for new publications by C.E. Pritchard including: 'The royal wandering exile of England." "New caricatures" and "new songs set to music."
For further caricatures concerning Majocchi and Demont's evidence see BM Satires No. 13762, &c., on Majocchi, see BM Satires No. 13827, and Demont, see BM Satires No. 13856).
c. September 1820
Wood-engraving, vignette on titlepage to a letterpress pamphlet
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Height: 219 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 134 millimetres (approx. page size)
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
The Italian witnesses were housed in "Cotton Garden," see BM Satires No. 13824, &c. Cf. No. 13939.
Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 5. 'Number 5 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819-1822.
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Associated Title: "Half a crown lost." (The Cock of Cotton Walk is referenced on this pamphlet's title page (See 1865,1111,761-764.) BM Satires 13939)
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