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Object: Pandimonium An Interlude in Hell.
A broadside satirising three opponents of John Wilkes; with an etching showing Hell with three devils, on the right the figures of Lucifer, goat-legged, and Beelzebub looking at a picture held by Moloch, who stands on the left. The picture shows the portraits of Lord Mansfield, Thomas Harley, Lord Mayor of London, and Samuel Gillam. Letterpress title and dialogue verses in two columns, in which the three opponents are described as an "Ermin'd Knave", a "Knave ... who lately Scarlet wore" and "a Head, no Brains at all within"; Bute is described as "now on some Italian Plain" (giving a terminus post quem of August 1768), and Wilkes, John Glynn and John Horne Tooke as destined for heaven; the destiny of the incoming Lord Mayor, Samuel Turner, is as yet unknown. One vertical and one horizontal segment of type ornament. (n.p.: )
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Height: 123 millimetres (etching)
Height: 337 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 175 millimetres (etching)
Width: 194 millimetres (printed area)
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- Stephens identifies the second subject of the portraits as Lord Barrington, Secretary at War, but it seems more likely that he is meant for Thomas Harley, and that the third subject is Samuel Gillam who was held responsible for the shooting of rioters at St George's Fields on 10 May 1768.
One line of verse,"their Pictures --- here's an Exhibition" may refer to the foundation of the Royal Academy in December 1768.
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