The School of Reform.Conjugation of the Verb to Reform.
Pub Feb 1831 by S Gans Southampton Street Strand.
Coloured etching. Sheet 345 x 260mm (13½ x 10¼"). Trimmed, torn & stained.
Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), depicted as a teacher at a lectern, leading the schoolboys of the government: 'Say after Me: I Shou'd Reform; Thou Shoudst Reform ; He Shoud Reform; We Shou'd Reform; You Shou'd Reform; They Shou'd Reform'. At the back is Wellington, wearing a dunce's cap and a pinafore, saying 'I Can't Reform'. In 1830 Wellington had been forced to resign for his opposition to the First Reform Bill.
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