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- Object: A cock and bull story.
Across a narrow channel a fine gamecock, with the head of Napoleon, and a bull (r.) gaze at each other. The bull lies down; his profile head combines the features of George III with those of a typical John Bull (cf. BMSat 10088, &c.); on his back sits a magpie. The cock's handsome head is turned in profile to the right.; he says:
"Cock adoodle doo. I shall soon come over to you
I'll Fight true game & crow my Fame,
and make you all look Blue."
The bull answers:
"You impertinent Cock, I'll have you to know
on this side the Brook you never shall Crow
and if you are not Quick and give up your Jaw
I'll teach you the nature of English Club law." c.July 1803
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Height: 252 millimetres
Width: 310 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
Broadley's attributes this print to Woodward.
Cf. BMSat 10008. For Napoleon as a fighting cock cf. BMSat 9973, &c. Broadley, i. 195 (reproduction).
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