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TITLE:  Wilkes, and Liberty--A New Song CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 4028 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-7103 (color film copy transparency) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  A broadside comprising an engraving printed above two columns of verse in letterpress. The former represents two groups; in one the Earl of Bute, armed with a dagger, tears away the robe of the fainting Britannia, and is about to stab her bare bosom; Earl Temple, armed with a sword, defends Britannia with that weapon, and thrusts forward a shield which is inscribed "North Briton." W. Pitt, who is on his knees, receives the victim in his arms. The other group shows Wilkes, armed with a sword, and having a shield marked "North Briton", joined with C. Churchill, who is dressed in his clerical robes, and carries a cudgel; they are driving away a party of Scottish clients of Lord Bute; one of Wilks's feet is placed on the neck of Tobias Smollett. MEDIUM:  1 print : engraving. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [1763 April 23] NOTES: Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4, no. 4028 SUBJECTS: Wilkes, John,--1725-1797. Smollett, T. (Tobias),--1721-1771. Pitt, William,--1759-1806. Britannia (Symbolic character)--1760-1770. FORMAT: Broadsides 1760-1770.Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Engravings 1760-1770. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g07103 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g07103 CONTROL #:  99406046


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