Tit for tat, or, Kiss my a–e is no treason

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A satire, with figures drawn virtually in outline, includes images, starting from the rights, the Princess of Wales, mother of George III, who leans on a table, her skirts around her hips exposing her derriè€re to the bare-breeched Earl of Bute who stoops toward her. To the left of him is the French minister the Duc of Nivernois who also bows obsequiously toward the Earl and Princess. In the middle of the image are the representatives of Holland and Spain. On the left Hogarth in a Scotch kilt stands before his easel painting a large jack-boot; behind him is another canvas with a portrait of Pitt that has been scratched out. All of the images have speech bubbles in which they discuss how to curry favor at court, all of the satirical comments are directed against Hogarth after he accepted the position of Sereant-Painter to the King.

  • Author: Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807.
  • Title: Tit for tat, or, Kiss my a–e is no treason / invt. et del. by G. O’Garth according to Act, or Order is not material.
  • Published: [England : s.n., 1762?].

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Acquired October, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Letter : Florence, to Lord Mountsuart, 1782 June 24

Mann, Horace, Sir, 1701-1786

Letter : Florence, to Lord Mountsuart, 1782 June 24

LWL Mss File 35

ALS to Lord Mountstuart and signed by the author, promising to give every attention to Count Brusaque and his lady who have also been recommended to Countess Colloredo, though she now lives “much retired.” He reports on the recent ceremony performed by the “Great Duke” in which he received customary “homage from subaltern towns and feudatarys of this Dutchy.” He also makes reference to recent naval activities, including the capture of two French vessels by Captains Parker and Jespersen on their way to Gilbralter and the anticipated appearance of a Russian fleet at Leghorn (Livorno) in the coming autumn which will, he predicts, have considerable change on public affairs.

Letter : Florence, to Lord Mountsuart - 1 item (2 p.) ; 25 cmSubjects (Library of Congress): Mann, Horace, Sir, 1701-1786; Bute, John Stuart, Marquess of, 1744-1814; Tuscany (Italy)–Foreign relations–Great Britain; Great Britain–Foreign relations–Italy–Tuscany.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010