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- Object: Roundheads & Whigs compared
Satire on Samuel Clarke and the Whigs, a later state of BM Satires 1123 concerning the Rye House Plot of 1683. Five compartments: at top left, a gentleman seated at a table at which his secretary is writing, between them stands an open book lettered, "Worthy Men/Men Worthy" (this lettering survives from the earlier state), and on the front of the table cloth, "E P & Secretary"; at top right, the same gentleman at a long table presiding over a meeting of six other men all actively gesturing, on the table is a quill in an ink pot, a sand-shaker, and the lettering, "E P/Setting & Cabal[in]g wth the Rebels of the long P[ar]l[ia]m[en]t in hopes to be K[ing]"; lower left, a body lies bleeding on the floor, a gun beside him, and on either side men who exclaim, "What Murder himselfe" and "Oh Horrid Guilt" (this lettering survives from the earlier state), below "A Great Whig in despair"; lower right, a clergyman preaching from a pulpit to a standing congregation with lettering above, "D. Clark of St James's Preaching agt the Godhead of Christ to Lower his Gospel to Whig Purposes"; in the centre (where previously had been three other scenes) is the title and six lines of verse.
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Height: 177 millimetres
Width: 330 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stephens describes a broadside entitled "A History of the New Plot", 1683, concerning the Rye House Plot. then in the collection of James Holbert Wilson (BM Satires 1123); it is the first state of the present print.
Stephens dates this state to 1709 on the basis of Hawkins's identification of the preacher as Dr Samuel Clarke, rector of St James's, from 1709-29 who notoriously doubted the full divinity of Christ (see ODNB).
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- Associated Event: Rye House Plot 1683
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