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- Object: The man of the poeple attempting another coalition to creep in for Westminster. The modern Judas. Addressed to the free electors of Westminster.
Fox, with two heads, stands between Lord Hood (left) and Lord John Townshend (right). He holds the skirt of Hood's coat, and puts his left arm on Townshend's shoulder, kicking him. Hood, standing stiffly in naval uniform, says to Fox, "I disclaim any Connection with You, And dispise your Insidious Artifices - false Insinuations, and Lying Assertions". The head of Fox which is turned to the left answers: "Stop my Dr Lord - You shall be my Colleague Now - I'll let you in if you Wont set up another to Oppose Me". Townshend, turning his head in profile to the left, says, "Surely You wont turn your back on Me. Pray Charles bring Me in with You". Fox answers, "I can't by G--d Jack the Expence is too much for two - & I'll take care of Number One - so get along". Beneath these three figures is etched: '"When a Scandalous Story is believed against One, there is no Comfort like the Consciousness of having deserved it." Vide Scool for Scandal.'
In the background (left) is a flight of steps inscribed 'The Voice of the Electors' leading to a doorway inscribed 'St. Stephens'. Hood has reached the top of the steps; from his pocket projects a paper inscribed 'No Coalition to deprive the Elec[t]ors of their Franchise'. Fox, attempting to ascend, falls forward at the lowest step, which has broken under his foot. From his pocket protrudes a paper inscribed 'How to Elect Oneself'. On the right is a group of bludgeon-men with clubs, one of whom says "Alass - No more 5s a Day for us - Bedford Wont & P------tl------n & D------vn------er can't - so we may go howl." 12 April 1790
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Height: 351 millimetres
Width: 249 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
For the arrangement by which each party agreed to support one candidate only for Westminster see BMSat 7638, &c.
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