The thistle reel [graphic].
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- The thistle reel [graphic].
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A satire on governmental policy towards America. Depicts the Earl of Bute on the left and Earl of Mansfield with Lord North on the right dancing around a tall thistle which is draped with a Garter ribbon emblazoned with the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense" having above it, at the center of a halo of light, the motto "Carduus benedictus." A devil hovers above the scene playing bagpipes. Mansfield holds a copy of the Quebec Bill, with a banner beneath him proclaiming "Nemo me impune lacessit". The banner beneath Bute is labelled "Noli me tangere."
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Probably from the London Magazine v, 44, p. 56 of February 1775, although George gives date as March 1, 1775.
- 1 print : plate mark 18.0 x 12.1 cm, on sheet 21 x 14 cm
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Political cartoons England 1775
Satires (Visual works) England 1775
Etchings England 1775
Engravings England 1775
- etching & engraving ;
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Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793.
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792.
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792.
- Subject (Topic)
Politics and government
Freedom of religion
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Québec (Province). Quebec Act
Great Britain > Colonies > America
Canada > Politics and government > 1763-1791
Freedom of religion > Canada
England > 1775
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