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Object: Patrician earwigs; or, the reptiles in Cumberland Gardens.
Object: Punch's bowl.
Series: Punch in London
No. 11; a letterpress paper of eight pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with two further cuts on the first page and page 82. 24 March 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16927), second design, for description see 1870,1008.1335;
(2) PATRICIAN EARWIGS, OR, THE REPTILES IN CUMBERLAND GARDENS. (No. 16978)
The Queen, wearing a crown, sits asleep on a garden seat. A young man (Lord Howe) pours into her ear the contents of a bottle of 'Flattery', while Cumberland (right) approaches with a much bigger bottle of 'Anti-Reform Spirit of Opposition'. Behind is Grey brandishing a 'Reform Bill' club. (The text is adapted from Hamlet 1. v. The words 'that incestuous that adulterous beast' are used against Cumberland. The Queen is 'Assail'd by luxury and damned incest', and is thus made hostile to Reform. See No. 16925, &c, especially No. 16836. )
(3) PUNCH'S BOWL. (No. 16928)
Vignette to a column of 'Facetiae' in every number, for description see 1870,1008.1335.
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Height: 212 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 157 millimetres (approx. page size)
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Associated Title: Punch in London
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