Materials: paper
Techniques: lithograph
Production person: Print made by John Doyle (HB)
Published by: Thomas McLean
Production place: London, England
Date: DEC 7, 1830
Schools/Styles: British satire

[British Museum Satires 16177]

No. 97. Four disgruntled peers in the Lords, in close consultation. Eldon sits full-face, legs crossed, between Stanhope (left) and Newcastle (right). Stanhope: 'I fear that we have made rather | A bad business of itto be sure | There is a Melancholy satisfaction | In reflecting that we have pulled | Down the Duke'. Eldon: 'Aye! but who have we set up | See them there laughing in their sleeves | At us! and worse than all, look at the Woolsack!!! [see BM Satires No. 16339] | Melancholy Satisfaction indeed!I think we | Are much in the Condition (to use an elegant simile) | Of the Man who cut his nose to vex his face'. Newcastle, shocked and angry, says: 'An Attorney General too! | Who wont let one do what | One wishes with one's own'. Cumberland, wearing his top-hat, leans forward from the bench behind, silent and sinister (cf. BM Satires No. 15843).

Curator's comments
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
For the Tory revolt against the Duke (to which he attributed his defeat, and by which only Richmond had profited) see No. 16302, &c, especially No. 16075. Denman, re-elected for Nottingham on his appointment as Attorney-General, see No. 16387, in his address to his electors commented on Newcastle's famous question (see No. 15884); Newcastle made a formal complaint in the Lords on 3 Dec. Arnould, 'Memoirs of Lord Denman', 1873, i. 323 f.; 'Parl. Deb.', 3rd s., i. 750-60. Peers signify opposition to a motion put from the Woolsack by the words "Not Content". See No. 16547.

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