Anticipation - Bringing them to the Scratch, - Hercules in the Church; or, the Church [crossed out and replaced with] Tithes in Danger.
Pub. By S.W. Fores 41, Piccadilly May 1829.
Coloured engraving. Sheet 235 x 350mm (9¼ x 13¾"). Timmred to printed border, laid on album paper, small tear in left edge.
Wellington forcing two fat bishops to regurgitate gold sovereigns into a vat marked ''Receptacle for the poor Curates, Repairs of Churches; and Support of Paupers'. Wellington's Ministry had been rumoured to be planning reforms of the Tithe System in England and Wales. This was untrue. 'A. Sharpshooter' was the pseudonym of John Phillips.
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