[Broadside against Napoleon]The Bishop of Llandaff's Thoughts on the French Invasion, originally addressed to the Clergy of his Diocese.
Letterpress, sheet 390 x 255mm (15¼ x 10"). Crease top right.
Broadside published at the time when fears of an invasion of the British Isles by Napoleon were at their height, extracted from 'A Charge delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Llandaff, in June, 1798, by R. Watson, D.D. F.R.S. Bishop of Llandaff'. Watson's thoughts are addressed to any sympathisers with the French cause: 'I would say to the most violent Democrat in the kingdom,- Suppose the business done: after Seas of Blood have been shed, Millions of Lives lost, Towns plundered, Villages, burned, the Royal Family exterminated, and unutterable calamity has been endured by persons of all ranks:- after all this has been done, what Advantages will you have obtained beyond what you now possess [?]'. A note at the bottom of the sheet suggests 'Noblemen, Magistrates, and Gentlemen, would do well by ordering a few Dozen of the above Tracts of their different Booksellers, and causing them to be stuck up in the respective Villages where they reside, that the Inhabitants may be convinced of the Cruelty of the Corsican Usurper.' The publisher James Asperne (1757-1820) was best-known for publishing the popular 'European Magazine'.
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