A New Leaf for an Old Book of Common Prayer

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A New Leaf for an Old Book of Common Prayer
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James Sayers
A New Leaf  for an Old Book of Common Prayer.
London, H. Humphrey June 4th. 1807
Aquatint
260 x 190 mm
£180
Buckingham, holding a dark lantern, advances conspiratorially towards the closed doors of the House of Commons. In the cloudy sky is a crescent moon. A beam of light descends on him from the spy-glass held to the eye of the King in the top left corner, obliterating the ray from the dark lantern. Below the design either side of the title;
Guy Faux and his Treason
Are now out of Season
See here piping hot
A new Popish Plot
Whose ‘twas if  you’d know
They can tell you –at Stowe
‘Twas a dev’lish deep thing
Well God bless ye King.

BM 10739