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Political pamphlet of 36 pages (numbered pages 4-36) on the Queen Caroline affair entitled: 'The Queen's question queried. A pedantless, philippic production.' Lettered below the title:
"By an Irish Barrister at Law."
The vignette illustration on the title-page represents a full tankard. With a quotation below:
"Fumes, Froth and Flowers- Foote's Farces."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"Eighty-Eighth Edition. London: Printed for William Wright, 46, Fleet Street. 1820, One Shilling."
The pamphlet is a parody on a defence of the Queen written in a exaggeratedly verbose manner and rehearses some of the more scandalous claims made against her at her trial.
Letterpress pamphlet with wood engraved vignette illustration.
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Height: 220 millimetres (approx.page height)
Width: 130 millimetres (approx.page width)
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 6.' Number 6 of 10 volumes of 'Political Tracts' Published circa 1819-1822. The pro-government and anti-"radical" tone of this volume’s content contrasts with the pamphlets in the earlier volumes which often satirise George IV, his court and his ministers.
This satire, described as a "philippic production' is likely to be an attack on Charles Phillips. An Irish author, barrister and friend of Henry Brougham, Phillips expressed sympathy for Caroline of Brunswick in his 'Lament of the Emerald Isle' on the death of Princess Charlotte Augusta, published by Hone in 1818. See 1865, 1111, 1018 and later in 'The Queen's case stated' 1821 (1865,1111,1024.) Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 7.'
See also the work of John Finlay, an Irish barrister whose eloquent defence of Caroline of Brunswick was published by William Hone in 1821, See 1865,1111,466 (Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 1.')
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Associated Title: 'The Queen's case stated' (The pamphlet is likely to be a parody of this defence of Caroline of Brunswick by Charles Phillips.)
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