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The agreable [sic] contrast between the British hero and the Italian fugitive.

Author [Anon]
Title The agreable [sic] contrast between the British hero and the Italian fugitive.
Imprint [London : s.n.]
Date of Publication [1746]
Language English
Notes This is an engraved satirical broadside printed in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, which gives an indication of the anti-Jacobite sentiments in the capital. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the "Italian fugitive", sits in a library reading and leaning his elbow on "The Pope's Bull". At his feet lies a print of the battle of Culloden and a broken anchor. He is flanked by Britannia and Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland (the "British hero") who both issue rebukes to him. At the foot of the broadside is engraved "Here happy Britain tells her joyfull [sic] tales, And may again since Williams arms prevails".
Shelfmark RB.l.253
Acquired on 26/06/09
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