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|Named Person:||Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford; William Yonge, Sir; John Randolph, Sir; Humphrey Thayer, Commissioner of the Excise|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Pulteney Bath, Earl of
|Notes:||3 verse satires attacking Walpole's excise bill, printed in 4 columns: col.1 is Britannia excisa ("Folks talk of supplies ... "), sometimes attrib. to Wm Pulteney; col.2-3 are headed by 3 woodcuts, then Britannia excisa. Part II ("Ye knaves and ye fools ... "); col.4 is Excise congress ("All good Christian people ... ")--which was earlier pub. as Congress of excise asses; the first two verses were pub. separately as well as in The Lords protests in the late session of Parliament ... 1733.
Woodcuts: 1, shows Walpole drawn in coach by excise dragon with streamers "Cockits" & "Permits"; 2, coach attacked & upset by men brandishing copies of the anti-ministerial Craftsman & Fogg; 3, men burning cockets, permits & the pro-excise Courant, Occasional finance, London journal, Free Briton & Letter writer in bonfire near statue of Chas. I.
"Will Addle" is Sir Wm Yonge; "Sir John Mundungus" is Sir John Randolph; "Nampy FitzDrug" may be Humphrey Thayer. --Percival, M.O., Political ballads ... 1916.
|Description:||1 broadside : illustrations, orn. ; 50 x 39 cm|
|Other Titles:||Britannia excisa. Part II
Congress of excise asses