The Zealots for, & against the true Religion.
Etching with large margins on 3 sides. Plate 171 x 114mm (6¾ x 4½").
A tall column, on the top of which is a book on which stands a lamb bearing a cross to which is attached a pennon with a St. George's Cross, the whole representing Religion. Two opposing bodies of clergy strain at with ropes; the bishops in lawn sleeves on the left, ministers in gowns on the right. Over the ministers hovers Beelzebub, pointing to the column and saying: "My Children that is not your God, but I am". The bishops, whose aim is to prevent the opposing party from pulling down the column, strain from the other side.
BM Satires: 5107.
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