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Object: The church militant.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 46; a letterpress paper, consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with further cut on the first page. 20 October 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) THE CHURCH MILITANT.
A bloated parson, wearing apron, bands, and shovel-hat with a military coat and plume ('a white feather'), stands arrogantly with drawn sabre, a Bible under his arm. Beside him are a cannon and pyramid of cannon-balls; in the distance troops fire on unarmed men.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- An attack on the appointment of Samuel James Goodenough as a Deputy Lieutenant of Cumberland, see No. 17291. The Bishop of Carlisle (d. 1827) and his three sons were pilloried by the Ballot, 11 Sept. 1831 in a list of pluralities held by bishops and their relations. S. J. G. was Prebendary of Carlisle, Rector of Broughton Poges, and Vicar of Hampton. Cf. No. 13281, &c. for the attack on clerical magistrates.
In a bound volume containing "Figaro in London" Vols. I and II (1832-1833). Subsequent volumes (III, IV, V, VI and VII) are kept at 298*.a.20 to 22. For group record for Vols. I to VI see 1870,1008.1467-1937. Vol. VII is registered separately as 1982,U.4511.
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Associated Title: Figaro in London
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