Were you in Effigy to burn, Each trecherous Statesman in his turn; What better would Britannia be, Whilst the proud knaves themselves are free? Kanves that have brought Disgrace upon her! Have bought her Votes & sold her Honour! ****** &c. &c. &c.Who can call to remembrance without abhorrence the behaviour...the authors of the undue Influence are certainly guilty of Treason, in the strictest Sense of the Word.
Copper engraving and etching. Mint. Plate 236 x 223mm. 9¼ x 8¾".
The effigy of an unpopular minister on horseback conducted to be burned with a gallows and a bundle of faggots. The text condemns the Whig ministry of Fox and Newcastle.
BM Satires: 3436.
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