A charm for a democracy reviewed, analysed & destroyed Jany. 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends [graphic].
[London] Publish'd February 1st, 1799, for the Anti Jacobin Review, by T. Whittle, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street [1 February 1799]
[1 February 1799]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 29.2 x 44.5 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9345 Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, pages 357-60
Title etched below image. Imprint altered: 'J. Wright, Piccadilly' after publication date burnished from plate. Frontispiece from: The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine. London, 1799, v. 2. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. Old Print Shop; June 1962; Acquisitions no.: 962-6-1-30.
The interior of the 'Cave of Despair', with demons put to flight by a ray of divine light from the letters 'I A H' in a triangle in the upper left corner of the design. Three wizards (right) in monkish robes tend a boiling cauldron inscribed: 'Eye of Straw & toe of Cade ... For the ingredients of our cauldron'. Facing them (right) sits the Devil enthroned, holding a trident, with a three-headed scaly monster beside him; he says: "Pour in Streams of Regal Blood Then the Charm is firm & good." Burning pamphlets feed the fire under the cauldron; they are being heaped up by Horne Tooke, from whose mouth issues a label: 'H - T. Tis time tis time tis time'. The next, stirring the contents, says "Thrice! and Twice King's Heads have fallen". The third (? Dr. Towers), [Perhaps Dr. Parr; Towers died 20 May 1799.] flourishing a broom-stick, says, "Thrice the Gallic Wolves have bayed"; he holds an open book: 'Lying Whore \ False Swearing'. Behind the wizards is a procession of the Opposition. The first three (abreast) are Bedford, Norfolk, and Lord Derby. They say respectively: "Where are they! - gone Pocketed the Church and Poorlands The Tythes next" ..."Oh fallen Sovereingty degraded Counseller" ...; "Poor joe is done No test or Corporation Acts" ... The next three are Fox, Erskine, and Tierney; they say respectively: "Where can I hide my secluded Head" ... "Ah woe is me - poor I" ... "Would I had never spoke of the Licentiousness of the Press". Behind them is Burdett, saying, "What can I report to my Friends at the Bastile" .... Behind there is an undifferentiated crowd entering the cave and headed by Thelwall holding a volume of 'Thelwalls Lectures' ... exclaiming, "Tm off to Monmouthshire". The procession is watched by a snaky monster (left). Above their heads and resting on clouds are small figures: the King, allegorically depicted, holding a serpent in each hand. Behind him are Pitt, saying, "Suspend their Bodies", (?) Grenville, (?) Windham, saying "Almighty God has been pleased to grant us a great Victory", and Kenyon, saying "Take them to the Kings Bench & Cold Bath fields" ... The divine ray is inscribed: 'Afflavit Deus et dissipantur \ Your Destruction cometh as a Whirlwind \ Vengeance is ripe.' Four winged demons fly off (right) in the smoke of the cauldron, three have collars on which their names are engraved: 'Robesp[ierre]', 'Voltaire', and 'Price'. An ape dressed as a newsboy, with 'Courier' on his cap (..., blows his horn towards the cauldron. Behind him, in the extreme right corner, is an open book: 'Analitical Review \ Fallen never to rise again.' The seditious papers which feed the fire are: 'Equali[ty]'; 'Blasphemy Sedition'; 'Sophims' [sic]; 'Heresy'; 'Atheism'; 'Resistance is Prudence'; 'Belshams History'; 'Whig Club'; 'The Vipers of Monarchy and Aristocracy will soon be strangled by the Infant Democracy' ... 'Fraud'; 'Third of September' [see BMSat 8122]; 'Rights of Nature' [by Thelwall, attacking Burke, 1796]; '21st of January' ... 'Frends Atheism'; 'Quigleys Dying Speech'... 'O'Connors Manifesto' ... 'Oakleys Pyrology'; 'Deism'; 'Kings can do good Joel Barlow'; 'Uritaranism' [sic]; 'Sedition'; 'France is free'; 'Duty of Insurrection'; 'Darwins topsy turvy Plants and Animals Destruction' [cf. BMSat 9240]; 'Kings are S------TS' [serpents, as in Barlow's 'Conspiracy of Kings', pub. J. Johnson, 1792]; 'Political Liberty'. 1 February 1799 Etching Temporary local subject terms: Opposition -- Press: attack on radical press -- Potions -- Allusion to the Whig Club -- Reference to Kosciuszko uprising, Poland, 1794 --Reference to Jack Cade's Rebellion, 1450 -- Reference to Jack Straw and Wat Tyler -- Reference to the Great Rebellion, 1381 -- Reference to the Duke of Bedford's family.
Burdett, Francis, 1770-1844 Fox, Charle George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 Kenyon, Lloyd Kenyon, Baron, 1732-1802 Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Price, Richard, 1723-1791 Robespierre, Maximilien, 1758-1794 Thelwall, John, 1764-1834 Voltaire, 1694-1778
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