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- Object: The clerical magistrate.
See No. 13292. Heading to thirty-five lines of verse appended to the parody, beginning 'This is a Priest, made "according to Law"'. A parson (Ethelston) with two heads and two pairs of arms, emerges Janus-like from a double rostrum, one half pulpit, the other a magistrate's seat. One profile is bland, the other savage; both are drink-blotched. One (left) holds up a cross, the other (right) a miniature gallows. The latter also holds blunderbuss, scourge, and shackles. On the pulpit 'I H S' surmounts an irradiated triangle; on the other panel is an irradiated crown surmounted by 'G P R'.
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Height: 226 millimetres
Width: 176 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
The verses end:
On God turns his back, when he turns the State's Agent;
And damns his own Soul, to be friends with the - [Regent].
Either based on, or the original of, No. 13281. Cf. No. 13316.
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