The "Ministry of all the Talents", personified by Charles James Fox, promising to convey John Bull towards the promised land, but really to hell. Coloured etching by James Gillray, 1806.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815
- Feb.y 8th 1806
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Fox, with the features of the devil, flies upwards, supported by crutches topped with the heads of Sidmouth and Grenville. He turns to John Bull behind him and says "Come along Johnny! take fast hold of my cloak, & I'll bring you to the land of milk and honey!!!" His cloak is inscribed "Loyalty, Independence & Public good". John Bull replies "O yes, I will try to hold fast! but I'm damnably afraid that your cloak will slip off before we get there, & I may chance to break my neck!" Fox flies towards Carlton House, the home of the Prince of Wales and shown as a den of vice, ignoring St Paul's Cathedral and St James's Palace.
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