A triumphant negress sits on a barrel labelled "true quassia free from taxation" and is carried aloft by two smug brewers; satirizing the outcry against a tax on private brewing. Etching by J. Gillray, 1806, after himself.

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1806


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    The triumph of quassia, Js. Gillray, des & ft. the bear and his leader - "what tho' I am obligated to dance a bear, a man may be a gentleman for all that, my bear ever dances to the genteelest of tunes" ...


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        'A triumphant negress sits on a barrel labelled "true quassia free from taxation" and is carried aloft by two smug brewers; satirizing the outcry against a tax on private brewing. Etching by J. Gillray, 1806, after himself.' by James Gillray. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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