Doctor Faustus's Coalition Nostrum, or Antipostorem Julep.R. Take ten Pounds of the genuine Flowers of Jacobinism, dissolve them well in three Quarts of rich Aristocratic Cream, the sourer the better...
Letterpress. Sheet 175 x 140mm, 7 x 5½". Mounted on album paper with ink mss. verse dated 1762.
A 'recipe' for a political coalition, needing "Malt Dust, to disguise the nauseous Flavour". The English who supported the French Revolution during its early stages (or even throughout) were early known as Jacobins. These included the young Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and others prior to their disillusionment with the outbreak of the Reign of Terror. Others, such as William Hazlitt and Thomas Paine, remained idealistic about the Revolution. The conventionalized scrawny, French revolutionary sans-culottes Jacobin, was developed from about 1790 by British satirical artists James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson and George Cruikshank. It was commonly contrasted with the stolid stocky conservative and well-meaning John Bull, dressed like an English country squire.
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