[Broadside against Napoleon]Address to the People of Great Britain. By W.J. Denison, Esq.
Letterpress, sheet 455 x 280mm (18 x 11"). Creasing.
Patriotic poem published at the time when fears of an invasion of the British Isles by Napoleon were at their height, by William Joseph Denison (1770-1849), banker and politician, and a founder of the Reform Club. Like several other 'loyal Papers' of the time, it invokes historical precedents such as conflicts with the Romans and Spanish, as well as past and present British military and naval heroes such as Marlborough, Duncan, St. Vincent, and Nelson. 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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