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- Object: The un-civil effects of the civil question.
Below the title: "W——ns occupation gone." Wellington sits at a table in profile to the left, reading by the light of one candle a letter from the King: 'May it please Your Grace We accept it WR'. He registers dismayed surprise. In the upper left corner of the design:
"Deuce take the K—g's denunciation,
Deuce take the Don-Key's no-celebration,
The Devil take Emancipation,
The Devil take Dan's botheration.
The Devil take Joe Hume's oration,
And Brougham's each false allegation
The Devil take Bob's degradation
And Goulbourn's stupid calculation.
The Devil take the population.
The Devil take—Civilisation
The Devil take my Resignation
Ive lost Ive lost my situation" c. November 1830
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Height: 230 millimetres
Width: 175 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
For Wellington's defeat on the Civil List see No. 16333, &c.; for 'no-celebration', No. 16303, &c; for O'Connell, No. 16551; for Brougham, No. 16349. Hume made a violent attack (2 Nov.) on the King's Speech which Peel called an unintentional misrepresentation of every part of it upon which he had treated. See Hobhouse, 'Recollections of a Long Life', 1910, iv. 59; 'Parl. Deb'. 3rd s. i. 78-88. Goulburn's calculation is his estimate of the savings on the Civil List, attacked by Sir H. Parnell, 15 Nov., and followed by the defeat 0f the Ministry. Ibid. i. 525 ff.
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