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Object: Articles to be taxed
Object: First Friday in Lent
Object: The man of many falls.
Object: Benefits of the budget
Object: A hint to pluralists.
Object: W-n-l-y defender of the faith.
Object: Retort courteous.
Object: Way side wit.
Object: The last of the queus | Lord Ke-y-n-s.
Object: Crowns to dispose of
Object: French steam boat invading Ireland.
Object: Advertisement | Wanted two apprentices to be treated as one of the family.
Object: Absent barber
Object: Answering a radical
Object: Ancient knights attacking a hydra.
Object: State paupers a reflection.
Object: Last scene of Don Giovanni as it is to be performed at Rome.
Object: The bulls and bears alarmed.
Series: Mc.Lean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures or the Looking Glass. No. 15.
Lithographic caricature magazine of four pages on two leaves, in the form of a (monthly) newspaper; illustrations as follows. 1 March 1831
ARTICLES TO BE TAXED (16864)
See also BM Satires 16591, &c.  'Large Bonnets & Small Waists'. A lady (three-quarter length) wearing a wide-brimmed hat trimmed with ostrich-feathers, and much larger than an umbrella, with an hour-glass waist and sleeves like balloons.
 'False Curls & Bustles'. A lady, with loops of hair twisted like ribbon massed on her head and ringlets, stands in back view, looking over her shoulder. She wears inflated pads on her shoulders and at her waist to distend her sleeves and skirt.
 'False Teeth'. Bust portrait of a man with a set smile revealing over-regular teeth. Cf. No. 8174.
 'Mustachios Worn By Fops Not Military Nor Civil'. Bust portrait of a man with a moustache, but without whiskers, directed to the left and squinting truculently upwards. For the civilian moustache cf. No. 14763. Cf. also No. 16180.
In the foreground are symbolical objects: sealed letters, a saucepan, &c. backed by flames. In the background (left) a man holding a letter slinks off, on the right are blazing ricks. Below the title: 'His nose is like Steel cutting thro' every thing his cruel Eye looks hard and void of mercy as a flint—his impudent jaws a brazen tinder Box and his tongue like an anonymous letter cowardly and abusive, while his fiery Hair gives him altogether a most ferocious appearance'. See No. 16400, &c.
FIRST FRIDAY IN LENT (16589)
A City feast. The Lord Mayor, on a dais, has an ass's head (as 'Don-key', see No. 16303, &c.) and is surrounded by bloated and guzzling bishops. Behind the guests are flunkeys in a row. On the backs of the chairs are the City arms. Below the title: 'Then came the time for prayer & fasting so the Elders of the City and the chief Priests met together to feast!!!!!' Cf. No. 16533.
THE MAN OF MANY FALLS. (16590)
Wellington, thrown by a prancing horse, lies on his back in a London street. Footmen at the back of a passing carriage (left) gape at him. (The fall is political, see No. 16333, but cf. No. 15773, &c.)
BENEFITS OF THE BUDGET (16591)
Five designs (slight reductions in cost, as below, resulted from adjustments of taxation, see No. 16582).
 'Cheap Tobbaco'. Two men sit together; a paunchy 'cit' smokes two long pipes, saying 'What a Luxury'. A more fashionable man looks at his cigar, saying, 'I scarcely think it smokes so well'.
 'Cheap Advertisements'. Two half-length figures in conversation: 'I want a wife shall I advertise'. Answer: 'No No ther's so many advertisements now nobody reads them'.
 'Cheap Coals—a real blessing'. A man in his shirt warms himself at a blazing fire in a primitive grate, tilting his chair, a little girl between his knees.
 'Cheap Candles'. A man (half-length) delightedly reads a newspaper by the light of the candle he is holding. Below the title: 'Throwing a light upon the subject'.
 'Cheap Printed Cotton'. A comely young woman (half-length) in sprigged cotton looks over her shoulder alluringly.
A HINT TO PLURALISTS. (16592)
Two church dignitaries, one obese, one lean, in apron and shovel-hat, stand arm-in-arm, facing a stout man of John Bull type. They say: 'Why object to our holding some few livings dont we pay curates and dont they do duty in a most exemplary manner'. Answer: 'They do so well that I see no need of your dignified Reverences'.
W-N-L-Y DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. (16593)
Lord Winchilsea, wearing large boxing-gloves, strikes a pugnacious attitude, looking over his shoulder at two fat bishops, in mitre and surplice, saying, 'I will protect you'. One of them, who is burlesqued, with a crosier leaning against his shoulder, says: 'but dont meddle with Lord K—g for every knock you give him he gives us two'. (Winchilsea on 10 Feb. defended the Church and accused Lord King (see No. 16592) of repeatedly attacking it. King answered with statistics on non-residence.)
RETORT COURTEOUS. (16865)
A rough-looking man stands menacingly over a bare-legged Irish fishwife who sits with folded arms on an upturned basket, smoking a pipe. He says: 'hold your tongue for a fool'. She answers: 'sure it's yourself's agoing to spake'.
WAY SIDE WIT. (16866)
A dandified man (left), wearing a tall hat and a fur-collared cape, walks along a snow-covered road in a desolate landscape. He passes a rustic in a smock, with a small cask suspended from his pitchfork, and asks 'Does this road go to d' fellow?' Rustic: 'Noa it stays where it is'.
THE LAST OF THE QUEUS | LORD KE-Y-N-S. (16867)
Half-length portrait of Lord Kenyon (1796-1855) looking to the left, with a despairing expression and putting his right hand to the nape of his neck, from which a severed pigtail is falling. Above: 'I could a tale unfold'. He was a die-hard, cf. No. 16079.
CROWNS TO DISPOSE OF (16594)
Three crowns of thorns overlap symmetrically, inscribed respectively 'Belgium' [see No. 16581], 'Poland' [cf. No. 16543, &c.], 'Greece'. (The crown of Greece (see No. 16010, &c.) was offered to Otto, second son of King Louis of Bavaria, in Sept. 1831.)
FRENCH STEAM BOAT INVADING IRELAND. (16595)
A bottle (emblem of the impudent hoax, cf. No. 14507) floats in the sea, emitting a puff of 'Smoke'. (A retort to allegations that Irish disorders were fomented by Continental revolutionaries.)
ADVERTISEMENT | WANTED TWO APPRENTICES TO BE TREATED AS ONE OF THE FAMILY. (16869)
Dinner-table scene. The woman, in back view, spears a big piece of plum-pudding for one of two fat children who sit, gorging and eager, on her right, while her sour-looking husband places a smaller slice on the plate which two thin boys (left) share between them.
ABSENT BARBER (16868)
A barber stares gloomily before him, holding up a lock of his customer's hair by a comb, but putting his scissors to the long pointed nose of the agonized man.
ANSWERING A RADICAL (16596)
Head of a man (a Tory) with ass's ears and wearing a fool's cap. He laughs oafishly, 'ha ha ha ha', pointing a forefinger.
ANCIENT KNIGHTS ATTACKING A HYDRA. (16597)
Below the title: "The Better Part of Valor is discretion." Three armoured knights, holding tilting-lances, look half-heartedly towards the Hydra (right), 'Corruption', the name on its fat torso. They are (left to right): Lord Holland, with a swathed and gouty leg, who stands inactive; Grey, more determined, but wearing Mambrino's helmet (Don Quixote's barber's bowl), and Brougham, the foremost and most active, who frowns over his shoulder at Grey. The monster has the heads of Wellington, Newcastle, Goulburn, and (a poor portrait) Peel, with two mitred heads behind. It has webbed wings and barbed serpentine tail, with two arms or forelegs terminating in talons each resting on a money-bag inscribed 'Public Purse'.
STATE PAUPERS A REFLECTION. (16598)
Grey supports a large round looking-glass, 'Mirror of the Public Press', pointing out to three horrified ladies and one man (right) their mirrored selves. In it are seen three beggars, women of St. Giles type; one, a match-seller, seated on a stool, reflects the foremost lady who sits on a low upholstered seat. Behind the glass (left) crouches a man (with some resemblance to Barnes, editor of 'The Times') who is ferociously twisting the lashes of a scourge. He says: 'I've got a rod in pickle for them'. (The editorial comments on the long letters signed 'Radical' (a name given te its correspondent by The Times) were pungent; see No. 16554, &c. Cf. Nos. 17276, 17282.)
LAST SCENE OF DON GIOVANNI AS IT IS TO BE PERFORMED AT ROME. (16599)
An interrupted banquet, the table lit by a branch candlestick. The Pope, wearing his tiara, stands trembling at the sight of a huge bone, 'Revolution' which the Ghost holds out to him, with a finger raised menacingly. The latter wears a laurel wreath and theatrical costume (quasi-sixteenth-century), with cloak and ruff. A similarly dressed man, whose seat, inscribed 'Modena' is overturned, hides under the table, looking out in terror. The Pope's chair overturns and behind (right) cardinals escape to the right in confusion. Below the title:
'Don Giovanni.... His Holiness the Pope
'Ghost...... Senor Vox Populi
'Lepporello...... The Duke of Modena
'Ladies...... By those respectable old gentlewomen the conclave of Cardinals.'
THE BULLS AND BEARS ALARMED. (16600)
Althorp bows obsequiously, hand on breast, to a stout man with a bull's head who extends both arms, saying, 'What tax the stocks—oh shocking!!!' Behind (right) two men with the heads of bears discuss the shocking situation; a second 'Bull' stands behind them. Althorp: 'Gentlemen gentlemen we perceive our mistake'.
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Height: 416 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 290 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- Notes to No. 16592:
The answer cites Lord King in a debate on tithes and the 'Conduct of the Clergy': 'It was a dangerous lesson to teach the public, that the curates did the duties of the Church better than the incumbents. . . .' Parl. Deb., 3rd s. ii. 352 (10 Feb.). Cf. No. 16593.
Notes to No. 16597:
A satire on the Civil List Bill, see No. 16585, and on the pending Reform Bill, see Nos. 16602, 16606, &c. As usual Brougham takes the popular attitude. Cf. Grey to Princess Lieven, 8 Mar.: 'Brougham, whose conduct is different, is their hero, and on every favourable opportunity they [the papers] never fail to attack me.' Lieven Corr., ed. Le Strange, 1890, ii. 183. Brougham was the only member of the Cabinet who feared 'that the Reform movement was going too far. . . . However ... he takes care to have it given out that he originated it'. Hobhouse (3 Feb. 1831), Recollections, iv. 82.
Notes to No. 16599:
A republican revolt broke out at Modena on 3 Feb., followed by risings throughout the Papal Legations, and in other parts of Italy. Francis IV of Modena fled before the outbreak, after coquetting with the revolutionaries. The Conclave for the election of Gregory XVI was in session. The insurrections were easily put down in March by Austrian troops. Ann. Reg., 1831 pp. 451-7. Cf. No. 16535.
Notes to No. 16600:
A tax on transfers of stock was given up, as a result of protests, on 14 Feb. Parl. Deb., 3rd s. ii. 492. See No. 16601. Croker called the tax 'the first step to confiscation'. Croker Papers, ii. 107. For the bulls and bears cf. (e.g.) No. 14667.
Bound in a volume ("The Looking Glass, Vol. II") containing nos. 13-24 for 1831. Vols. I to VII (1830 to 1836) are kept at 298.d.12 to 18.
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- Associated names
Associated with: Adelaide, Queen of William IV
Associated with: John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer
Associated with: Henry Peter, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
Associated with: Francis IV, Duke of Modena
Associated with: Henry Goulburn
Associated with: Pope Gregory XVI
Associated with: Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
Associated with: Henry Richard Fox Vassall, 3rd Baron Holland
Associated with: George Kenyon, 2nd Baron Kenyon
Associated with: Sir John Key
Associated with: Peter King, 7th Baron King
Associated with: Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle
Associated with: Sir Robert Peel
Associated with: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
Associated with: George William Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea
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