Such things may be. A tale for future times [graphic].
[London] Pubd. March [the] 1, 1788 for J. Doughty & Co., No. 19 Holborn, London [1 March 1788]
1 print : etching with stipple on laid paper ; sheet 27.3 x 32.2 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7279
Title below image. A satire, an attack on the Coalition. In lower right corner: "Price 2s. 6d. plain or coloured." Printmaker suggested by British Museum catalogue. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. Walter Scatzki; February 1961; Acquisitions no.: 961-2-1-79. Watermark.
"Hastings stands in a two-wheeled cart under a gibbet. Fox places the rope round his neck; Burke also stands in the cart dressed as a parson, in a long gown and bands, holding an open book. Sheridan (right) pushes the cart from behind, looking at North (left) who holds the horse's head. Large scrolls issue from the mouths of all five and are an important part of the design: Hastings says, "Walpole said every Man had his Price but Alass! I never could find out any of your Prices." Burke says "A Poor Atonement this for Millions &c." Fox says "A Poor Atonement do you call it Ned! Egad it would have been adevil of a Job for me, if my F------r had made such an atonement for------Unaccounted Millions." (Lord Holland was called in a City Address to the King 'the public defaulter of unaccounted millions'. North says, "Dont you remember Sheri------that my now Rt Honble Friend often threat'ned to bring me to this or the Block". Sheridan answers, "Psha Fred - you know that was only to frighten you from your Station - &c - but drive on, or our friend Edmund will stand preaching here all day.""--British Museum online catalogue.
Baldrey, Joshua Kirby, 1754-1828 [Printmaker] J. Doughty & Co. [publishers]
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818 Holland, Henry Fox, Baron, 1705-1774 North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 16
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