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- Object: The new times.
Illustration in the newspaper 'A slap at slop', second edition. An old woman (Stoddart) sits on a stool blowing with bellows at a fire enclosed in a reversed crown, on which stands a covered and steaming slop-pail. A dandified man (George IV), wearing the boots which are the emblem of the King, see No. 14220, stands by, drinking from the saucer of his steaming mug. A boy walks off, clasping his stomach. Behind is a shop-front, Printing Office Crane Court. 2 August 1821
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Height: 69 millimetres
Width: 69 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
A satire on Stoddart's paper, cf. No. 13517, described as 'Royal Red Hot Slop, seven-pence per pail; spooned out every morning ... at 153 Fleet Street . . . NB Serves Carlton House'. It is 'the chief support' of 'Members of the Bridge Street Society', see No. 14221. Cf. Examiner, 27 May 1821, 'the raving Ultras of the New Times'. Hone, having called Stoddart Dr. Slop, see No. 12545, styled his paper the slop-pail, see No. 14167, and here makes it the pail of the street-seller of saloop (sassafras tea).
The following applies to BM Satires numbers 14207-14232: Woodcuts by G. Cruikshank to A SLAP AT SLOP AND THE BRIDGE STREET GANG [i.e. at Stoddart and the Constitutional Association], Printed by and for William Hone, 45 Ludgate Hill, London ; and sold throughout the Kingdom 1821. Price 1s., a newspaper folio imitating The New Times except for the illustrations. The text (in prose and verse) by Hone is dated August 2: 1821. An enlarged 13th edition was advertised, Examiner, 13 Aug., 'with an additional cut' (No. 14232). Copies of the 2nd and 27th editions are in the Print Room, of the 2nd and 25th editions in the BL (1852. b. 9/86, 87). It was reissued as a pamphlet in 1822, price 2s. 6d. (184. a. 7/1), and reprinted in Hone's Facetiae, 1827; in this form the cuts are differently arranged. There is also a set of proofs on India paper of all but No. 14227. The order followed below is that of the first state with the addition of No. 14232. Reviewed, Examiner, 6 Aug. 1821: 'the richest of all his [Hone's] productions'. Cf. No. 13790.
This print was used for the title-page of the pamphlet edition.
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