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- Object: Needs must when the Devil drives: or, An Emblem Of what we must expect if High-Church gets uppermost.
Broadside satirising Jacobite support for James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, at the time of the impeachment of Henry Sacheverell in early 1710. An etching showing James Edward, labelled "Perkin", riding through an urban street in a carriage driven by the Devil on the foot-board of which is a gallows from which is suspended a pair of wooden shoes. The six horses are named "passive O[bedience]" and "Non [Resistance]", referring to Sacheverell's doctrines, "Lisstu" and "Higginisco" (probably Philip Stubbs and Francis Higgins), "Slav[ery]" and "Popery"; the postillion is "H. sach[everell]lio" who blows a trumpet, "Tantive Hi[gh] Ch[urch]". The horses trample on figures representing Property, Liberty, Toleration and Moderation. Engraved title and verses in two columns describing the scene. (n.p; 1710)
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Height: 374 millimetres (cut within the platemark)
Width: 236 millimetres (cut within the platemark)
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- For a reply to this broadside, see BM 1868-8-8-3429 (BM Satires 1497), which is in the same, though inferior style.
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