Such things may be. A tale for future times [graphic].

Pubd. March [the] 1, 1788 for J. Doughty & Co., No. 19 Holborn, London
[1 March 1788]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with stipple on laid paper ; sheet 27.3 x 32.2 cm
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.
"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.
Associated Names:
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
India -- Politics and government -- 1765-1947
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1788
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788
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Call Number:
788.03.01.03+ Impression 1
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Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
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Lewis Walpole Library
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