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The monstrous hydra, or virtue invulnerable

By publisher. fl. 1783-1793 William Dent

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Print shows William Pitt holding a paper labeled "Regency limitations & restrictions" encircled by a hydra labeled "Private Views" with eleven heads, among them Charles James Fox, Edmund Burke, and one blindfolded which may be George III, and, at the top, in place of the twelfth head, are the feathers of the Prince of Wales labeled "Ich Dien." The hydra rises from flames labeled "Pandæmonium" in the lower left corner. On the right is the headless upper torso of Lord North labeled "American War" which is spewing smoke from the neck, identified as the "Source of all Evil"; the smoke is labeled "N--H's Debts and Deficencies" and it is blocking out the beneficial rays of the sun labeled "Public Good."Title from item.Paper watermarked: J Whatman.Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 896

Topics: Pitt, William,--1759-1806., Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806., Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797., North, Frederick,--Lord,--1732-1792., George--IV,--King of Great Britain,--1762-1830., Hydra (Greek mythology)--1780-1790., Politics & government--England--1780-1790., Rulers--England--1780-1790.
Publisher: [London] : Pub by W. Dent : Sold by W Moore, Oxford Street
Year: 1789
OAI identifier: oai:lcoa1.loc.gov:loc.pnp/cph.3a31495
Provided by: American Memory
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