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- Object: Iohn Bull perusing the exraordinary [sic] gazette!!
A newsboy holding a sheaf of papers and a horn shouts his wares to John Bull, a fat elderly 'cit'. In the boy's hat is a bill: 'Glorious News for Old England from Portugal'; he says: "Extraordinary Gazette - your Honor - only put on your large Spectacles and look it over it will quite Delight you." John, wearing large spectacles, holds up an 'Extraordinary Gazette' headed 'Convention between Sir Hew Dalrymple & the French General Junot'. He answers: "Why I must say my Lad, it is the most Extraordinary Gazette - that has appeared from the Creation of the World to the present moment." They are standing on a pavement, with no other background.
Oct 10 1808
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Height: 209 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 316 millimetres (cropped)
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
For the Convention of Cintra see BMSat 11035, &c.; for the 'Gazette', BMSat 11034.
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