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- Object: Whelps taught to read by an orator from the North
A dog with a human face intended for that of George III, wearing a crown and the ribbon and star of the Garter, sits on a bench; on his collar is inscribed "Honi so . . . qui . . . [Honi soit qui mal y pense]". Lord North stands by, patting him and holding by its handle a horn-book on which is the alphabet. He is looking round at a bystander on the right. On the left stands Charles Fox, obese, with a fox's head, pointing at the dog. Behind the dog's bench are Bute in tartan and a man dressed as a military officer (? Lord George Germain) who points at the dog, grins and looks at Fox. 17 February 1780
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Height: 225 millimetres
Width: 301 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
This appears to be a reversion to the idea prevalent before 1778 that the king was his ministers' tool, cf. BMSat 5288.
It is not clear whether the name of the publisher 'D.Long' is a pseudonym; he is otherwise unknown.
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