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- Object: A sleepy dose to the Jacobines-or the effects of Nelsons victory
Foxites sit at an oblong table, in deep sleep, with night-caps (bonnets-rouges with cockades) drawn over their eyes, as if at a meeting of the Whig Club (cf. 'Jacobine Wigs, or Good Night to the Party', BMSat 8140, and BMSat 9258). Before them on the table are papers. Norfolk presides (right), holding a staff, 'Birth right', indicating his hereditary Earl-Marshalship. His paper is 'Nelson's Victory'. On his right sits Bedford, on his left. Burdett, beside whom is a paper: 'Let us all be Unhappy Together'. Fox, full-face, is the centre figure, his head in both hands, holding a lighted pipe which spills its ashes. Before him are two papers: 'Ireland' and 'French Defeated by Warren'. Next, Sheridan, with a letter beginning 'Dear Citizen' and signed 'A O'Conner' (see BMSat 9245, &c). On the table is a bottle of 'Sherry'. Next and on the extreme left is Erskine, his head drooping characteristically (cf. BMSat 9248). Facing him is Derby with 'Buonopartes Total Defeat'. Another paper: 'Defeat of the French Fleet of the Nile by Admiral Nelson'.
On the wall is a row of portraits (left to right): 'Counceler Muir', who had given advice to the French on the projected invasion, see BMSat 8360; 'Napper Tandy' (see BMSat 9424); Holt, whole length and carrying a spear ('General' Joseph Holt, a leader in the Irish rebellion, see his 'Memoirs', ed. T. C. Croker, 1838); 'T Paine' (see BMSat 8287); 'L E Fits Gerald' (see BMSat 9227, &c). 3 November 1798
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Height: 232 millimetres
Width: 341 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
For the plight of the Opposition, owing to Nelson's victory (see BMSat 9250) and events in Ireland, see BMSat 9248, &c. Warren defeated Hoche's force off Ireland, 11 and 12 Oct., and thereby acquired much popularity, see BMSats 9257, 9259; cf. BMSat 9254.
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