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The entertaining performances of the election jugglers

Title: The entertaining performances of the election jugglers. Parts I and II. In which are introduced the celebrated characters of Mr. Louis. Publication: Nottingham : Printed by Sutton and Son, 1819. Catalog Record 64 N849 818 Acquired November 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Nov 2021

Reform : a dialogue

Title: Reform : a dialogue. Published: Liverpool : Published at the Courier-office, and to be had of the principal booksellers, 1819. Catalog Record 763 819 R332 Acquired November 2020
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Aug 2021

The party wot drives the sovereign

Queen Adelaide, side-saddle on a horse with a man’s face, Lord Grey, using spurs and a riding crop to press him into the ‘Slough of Despond’, joining other politicians including Wellington. Grey says, ” Don’t drive so hard;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Dec 2018

Old Nick’s gatherings!

“he Devil, laden with Tories, strides to the left, quoting the Duke of Newcastle with a gloating grin: ‘Can’t I do what I like with MY OWN’ [see BM Satires No. 15884, &c.]. Across his shoulder is a trident on which a bloated...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Nov 2018

The Cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work

Relates to the Italian witnesses at the trial to deprive Caroline of the style of Queen and the rights of Queen consort. Title: The Cock of cotton walk, and maid of all work, alias “Non mi ricordo,” and “Je ne me rappelle pas”...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Jun 2017

A sweep-ing reform among the clergy

Two policemen are shown arresting chimney sweeps, roughly pulling one by the arm and another pushing an adult chimney sweep away while carrying four little boys on his back or in his arm. Two chimney sweeps on the left and one on the right complain of...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 May 2017

Interior of an English workhouse* under the new Poor Law Act

Emaciated and shaven-headed paupers treated as slaves by cruel overseers: adults beating hemp and children picking rope in the foreground, others in the background manacled to the wall or hanging from the ceiling, tied up by their feet and hands; to right,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2017

The rat hunt

“The head and shoulders of the dog, who has a handsome collar inscribed ‘John Bull’, project into the design from the right. One paw presses down a rat with the head of Wellington, who looks up in anguish at the dog’s angry jowl....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Mar 2017

A full and true account of the dreadful and melancholly earthquake

A satire. The imprint is fictitious. Author: Bentley, R. (Richard), 1708-1782, attributed name. Title: A full and true account of the dreadful and melancholly earthquake, which happened between twelve and one o’clock in the morning,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Oct 2016

The Queen’s budget opened

A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline. Title: The Queen’s budget opened, or Correspondence extraordinary, the defence of Her Majesty. A companion to the “Royal letter-bag”. Edition: Second edition. Production: Printed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Aug 2016

The total eclipse

Title: The total eclipse : a grand politico-astronomical phenomenon, which occurred in the year 1820; with a series of engravings, to demonstrate the configuration of the planets. To which is added, an hieroglyphic, adapted to these wonderful times!...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 9 Aug 2016

The Queen and Magna charta

A satire, in verse, on the trial, etc., of Queen Caroline. Illustrated by Isaac Robert Cruikshank. Title: The Queen and Magna charta; or, The thing that John signed … Published: London, Printed for and published by T. Dolby, 1820....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Aug 2016

A peep at the p*v****n

A satire on the proceedings against Queen Caroline Title: A peep at the p*v****n, or, Boiled mutton with caper sauce at the temple of joss : a satirical poem. Edition: Sixth edition. Publication: London : Printed by and for E. Wilson,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 26 Apr 2016

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