Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
A history of caricature and grotesque in literature and art
Person:
Wright, Thomas Fairholt, Frederick William
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1429385
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1434239
in 
and Art. 
Literature 
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twelve fangs for all this money." The lady replies, with an air of con- 
tempt, "WVell, and enough too, for the paltry triile." The idol, in return 
for all this homage, Iings rather c0ntemptu0ufly- 
Ra, ru, ra, rot ye, 
My name is Mzngotti, 
[fyou -worfbip me mam, 
Taufball all go to Patti. 
The clofing years of the reign of George II., under the vigorous 
adminiiiration of the tirii; William Pitt, witneifed a calm in the domeftic 
politics of the country, which prefented a Grange coutrait to the agita- 
tion of the previous period. Faction feemed to have hidden its head, and 
there was comparatively little employment for the caricaturilt. But this 
calm lafted only a Ihort time after that king's death, and the new reign 
was ufhered in by indications of approaching 
political agitation of the moft violent defcrip- 
tion, in which fatiriits W110 had hitherto c0n- X 
tented themfelves with other fubjecis were 
tempted to embark in the ftrife of politics. Y  I 
Among thefe was Hogarth, whofe difcom- )  J; 
forts as a political caricaturilt we {hall have i_,   
to defcribe in our next chapter. '  
Perhaps no name ever provoked a greater S i'_ 4, 
amount of caricature and fatirical abufe than    
that of Lord Bute, who, through the favour X:  
of the Princefs of Wales, ruled fupret-ne at   
court during the firti period of the reign of '  
George III. Bute had taken into the Q  
miniftry, as his confidential colleague, .Fox  
_the Henry Fox who became fubfequently  M 
the firfi: Lord Holland, a man who had en-  ii F 
riched himfelf enormoufly with the money of _-MR3: I- 
the nation, and thefe two appeared to be   
aiming at the eitabliihment ofarbitrary power Na' zoo Fm an Bmh 
in the place of conftitutional government. Fox was ufually reprefented in 
the
        

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