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Fox running out of the House of Commons in the middle of a debate with William Pitt the younger about the Regency crisis: he is excreting as he runs, which refers to a bout of dysentery he caught on route from Bologna. Etching by J. Gillray, 1788.

Gillray, James
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12 December 1788

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Pitt is shouting to the House "The Prince of Wales has no more right to a succession to the Regency, than any other subject; and whover asserts the contary, speaks little less than treason! - I repeat, than treason! without the consent of parliament." The opposition look stunned and are also excreting, Charles James Fox is saying as he runs away "I never said he had a right to the Regency; I didn't indeed! indeed I didn't!" the Speaker of the House, Cornwall replies "Lord Lord what will this House come to?". Weltje says "No right to de Regency? den by Got! we shall loose all de sausages!"

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[London] (3 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, 12 December 1788.

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1 print : etching ; platemark 25.1 x 35.5 cm

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Bologna sausages, or opposition flux'd.

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Fox running out of the House of Commons in the middle of a debate with William Pitt the younger about the Regency crisis: he is excreting as he runs, which refers to a bout of dysentery he caught on route from Bologna. Etching by J. Gillray, 1788. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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