Father Paul & the lay porter, or, The particular state of particular expences [graphic].
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- Father Paul & the lay porter, or, The particular state of particular expences [graphic].
- Alternative Title
Father Paul and the lay porter
Particular state of particular expences
- Dent, William, active 1783-1793, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [26 May 1788]
- Publication Place
- Pubd, as the act directs by W. Dent, May 26th, 1788 ; sold by W. Dickie, opposite Exeter change Strand & W. Morre, N. 48 New Bond Street
"Burke (left), a very thin 'lay porter', addresses Thurlow (right), who is very obese and holds in his left a heart inscribed 'Humanity', from which a piece has been broken. He is Father Paul in Sheridan's 'Duenna' (III. v). They face each other in profile. Burke is dressed as a monk (cf. BMSat 6026), a rosary with a cross inscribed 'Impeachment' hangs from his girdle. In his hand is a paper inscribed 'Account of expences attending a Trial. . . Esqr.' He says, "We ask no more than is needfull, and so little have we had, that we are almost starved". Thurlow answers, "It's false; you feast and Gormandize, whilst we are wasting". (The words are adapted from 'The Duenna'.) On his goblet, inscribed 'Pleasure', is a scene of persons being sabred, while a body hangs from a gibbet. Behind Burke and Thurlow is a curtain which cuts off part of the room. Above it (centre) is the top of a jewelled turban, as worn by Hastings in caricature, surmounted by feathers inscribed 'Treasury Warrants'. From it ascends vertically a sword to whose blade are attached horizontal bunches of leaves; from these hang four hats inscribed respectively 'Middlet[on]', 'Impey', 'Holt', 'Ben'. A man (? Burges) looks through the curtain at Burke; in his hand are two scrolls: 'Profus[ion]', 'Oeconomy'. On the wall (left) is a picture of a bull inscribed: 'Decided either way Poor John is sure to pay.' His blood gushes out in a copious fountain into a pit inscribed 'Private Defence', while from another wound it merely drips into a hole inscribed 'Public Prosecution'. The frame is inscribed 'John Bull. Paymaster'. On the right is a placard, inscribed 'Good Entertainment Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays' (cf. BMSats 7313, 7314) and surmounted by a crown."--British Museum online catalogue
Title from item.
Text following title: Published according to act of parliament.
Printmaker from Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum.
Temporary local subject terms: Altered quotation from literature: Richard Brinsley's The Duenna, Act III -- Richard Brinsley: 1751-1816 -- Debate on expenses -- Pictures amplifying subject.
Mounted to 37 x 25 cm.
- 1 print : plate mark 27.8 x 20 cm, on sheet 30 x 22 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Trials, litigation, etc
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1788
Engravings England London 1788
Etchings England London 1788
- etching with stipple ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
- Subject (Topic)
- John Bull (Symbolic character)
Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818 > Trials, litigation, etc
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Pitt, William, 1759-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 > Caricatures and cartoons
John Bull (Symbolic character) > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1788
England > London > 1788
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