A parody on an original letter, from a certain personage to a bishop. [Taken from the Examiner of March 8, 1812.]

A parody on an original letter, from a certain personage to a bishop. [Taken from the Examiner of March 8, 1812.]

Holborn: J. Duncombe, Jun. [1812]. Broadside, approx. 36 x 22 cm; hand-colored engraving (approx. 10 x 14 cm), text in double column, original blank spaces in the text of poem have been identified and filled in by a contemporary hand, creased where previously folded, occasional spots, overall fine. A satire featuring Lady Hertford scantily dressed and peering over the Prince Regent as he writes a letter--presumably to The Duke of York concerning the choice of his Ministers. Lady Hertford was the alleged mistress of Prince Regent and later George IV. Her reputation for 'meddling' too much in politics resulted with her and the Prince Regent subjected to many years of ridicule by the press. OCLC locates 2 copies, both at The British Library. Item #44634

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