The History of the Nineteenth Century in Caricature

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Page 98 - I'll not starve, but quit my native country, where the poor are crushed by those they labor to support, and retire to one more hospitable, and where the arts of the rich do not interpose to defeat the providence of God.
Page 318 - By Victor Gillam in Judge. the leading statesmen of each party engaged in a game of "National Football," the two goals being respectively marked "Protection" and "Free Trade'." "Halfback" Hill is saying, "Brace up. Cap ; we've got the ball," and Captain Grover, nursing a black eye, rejoins disconsolately, "That's all very well, boys, but they've scored against us, and we've got to put up the game of our lives to beat them.
Page 131 - The Emperor Nicholas had boasted that Russia had two generals on whom she could always rely, General Janvier and General Fevrier; and now the English artist represented General February, a skeleton in Russian uniform, turning traitor and laying his bony ice-cold hand on the heart of the Sovereign and betraying him to the tomb. But indeed it was not General February alone who doomed Nicholas to death. The Czar died of broken hopes...
Page 100 - ... thing of the savage vulgarity of the caricatures produced during the Bonaparte wars. It was a custom with English print-sellers to keep port-folios of his innocent and amusing pictures to let out by the evening to families about to engage in the arduous work of entertaining their friends at dinner. He excelled greatly in .his portraits, many of which, it is said by contemporaries, are the best ever taken of the noted men of that day, and may be safely accepted as historical. Brougham, Peel, O'Connell,...
Page 32 - re a coming ? — If you mean to invade us, why make such a rout ? I say, little Boney, — why don't you come out ? Yes, d — you, why don't you come out ?" 406 JOHN BULL'S INVITATION. One of the songs distributed in the " loyal papers," which seems to have been a very popular one, furnishes us with — BUONAPARTE'S ANSWER TO JOHN BULL'S CARD.
Page 40 - Very amusing terms indeed ! and might do vastly well with some of the new-made little Gingerbread Kings, but WE are not in the habit of giving up either Ships, or Commerce, or Colonies, merely because little Boney is in a pet to have them.
Page 141 - I think and thought was writing unjustly at that time, and dangerously for the welfare and peace of the Country. Coming from Edinburgh I bought a Punch containing the picture of a Beggar on Horseback, in which the Emperor was represented galloping to Hell with a sword reeking with blood. As soon as ever I could after my return (a day or 2 days after), I went to Bouverie St., saw you and gave in my resignation.
Page 100 - ... innocent and amusing pictures to let out by the evening to families about to engage in the arduous work of entertaining their friends at dinner. He excelled greatly in .his portraits, many of which, it is said by contemporaries, are the best ever taken of the noted men of that day, and may be safely accepted as historical. Brougham, Peel, O'Connell, Hume, Russell, Palmerston, and others appear in his works as they were in their prime, with little distortion or exaggeration, the humor of the pictures...
Page 28 - ... than the Importance of Early Rising and the Customs of the Chinese. The reader would neither be edified nor amused by seeing Mr. Jefferson kneeling before a stumpy pillar labeled "Altar of Gallic Despotism...
Page 97 - But on the shore stands a storehouse filled with home-grown grain, tight shut, in front of which is a group of British land-owners, one of whom waves the foreign trader away, saying: "We won't have it at any price. We are determined to keep up our own to eighty shillings, and if the poor can't buy it at that price, why, they must starve.

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