The rebellion of the beasts: or, The ass is dead! long live the ass!!! By a late fellow of St. John's college, Cambridge [J.H.L. Hunt?].

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The rebellion of the beasts, or, The ass is dead! Long live the ass!!!

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Originally published anonymously in London in 1825, Rebellion is a hilarious and scathing piece of anti-Royalist satire. Told from the perspective of a post-revolution courtier, John Spratt, the story ... Read full review

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Page 135 - to alienate the affections of the people " by bringing the government into disesteem, " whether the expedient be by ridicule or
Page viii - if you give them an inch, they will take an ell; and there is no
Page 141 - praise him everywhere, as the finest beast I know ; to obey all his laws without grumbling ; to pay him tribute, taxes, tolls, and imposts, with cheerfulness . and, occasionally, to make him such presents as
Page 141 - you, my dear little Piggy-wiggy. I consider you a very promising young swine; and if you go to your sty, you will find I have prepared some nice oatmeal for your supper.
Page 141 - can afford out of my pig-tub ; always remembering that he is fairly entitled to the richest and nicest morsels out
Page 141 - high terraqueous master the Ass, whose decrees and commands are as wise as they are beautiful.
Page 124 - to be found from one end of the book to the other.

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