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Political Pamphlet on the Queen Caroline affair of 22 pages (numbered pages 4-21.) entitled:
"The contented peers or King's own; a poetical dialogue after the manner of Lairds Woolsack, Laudable, Rid us all, Shutmouth, Do No More, Politesse, Oldcastle and Others."
The frontispiece illustration is a copy of The "Lud Chanticleer" from the pamphlet 'Doll tear sheet', (1865,1111,600-605, BM Satires No. 13861) reversed, and without Eldon's attendant demon.
Lettered beneath the image with a [satirical] quotation:
"Fear not your Queen, but fear your King,
And trust in God for every thing."-Woolsack"
The publisher's details are printed at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed for and Published by J. Langham, 3, Red Lion Street, Holborn, Price, 1s."
The verse dialogue in the pamphlet concerns the Queen's 'trial' by Ministerial peers: 'Laird Woolsack' and 'Laird Laudable' [Lauderdale], &c. See BM Satires No. 13825. It closes with the lines:
"The dialogue was so thoroughly immoral throughout, the author finds it a moral impossibility to write one upon it."
11 December 1820
Wood-engraving, vignette on titlepage to a letterpress pamphlet
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Height: 216 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 128 millimetres (approx. page size)
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- (Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 5.' Number 5 of 10 volumes of political pamphlets, published circa 1819-1822.
Advertisement 'Examiner', 10 Dec.
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