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A figure composed of barrels batters the drooping head of a thistle; satirizing the forced resignation of Lord Melville following implications of malversation and the vote on Whitbread's motion. Aquatint by J. Sayer, 1805, after himself.

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The brewer and the thistle. sansterre forsook his malt and grains to mash and batter nobles brains by lev'lling rancour led our brewer quits Brown Stout and Washey his malt his mash tub and his quashee to mash a thistle's head. me quisque impune lacerrit. J S fect. ...


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A figure composed of barrels batters the drooping head of a thistle; satirizing the forced resignation of Lord Melville following implications of malversation and the vote on Whitbread's motion. Aquatint by J. Sayer, 1805, after himself. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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