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- Object: Sailing to the House, wind full North.
North, very short and fat, walking in profile to the left, carrying a large sack on his shoulder. The Devil, with horns, hoofs, and forked tail, walks behind, supporting the sack. North says, "Give us a Hoist Nick". The sack is inscribed "BUDGET Small beer Soap Tobacco Insurance Carriages Tea". The Devil says, "mind the Small Beer my old Boy". They are walking towards a rectangular brick building partly visible on the left, out of a window or opening in which looks a fox (Charles Fox), saying "This North wind blows no good". The road on which North is walking is bordered by posts and chains which form a background. 10 April 1782
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Height: 125 millimetres
Width: 172 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
One of many satires on North's budget of 1782, which was introduced on 11 March shortly before his resignation on 20 March, see BMSat 5964, &c. See 'Parl. Hist.' xxii. 1150 ff. The items are correct, except that while beer was taxed, small beer was favourably treated. He also proposed to tax salt, see BMSat 5968, 5977, and entertainments, see BMSat 5974.
Probably a re-issue of a Colley publication by Humphrey.
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