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The LORD of the VINEYARD

 

Wright & Evans Description | British Museum Description

   
 
 


Engraving from the 1851 Bohn edition
Originally Published July 22, 1782
8 7/8"w x 12 1/2"h

               
 
 

Wright and Evans Description (More ...)

12 THE LORD OF THE VINEYARD.
April 3rd, 1783.

FOX. DUKE OF PORTLAND. LORD NORTH.

On the celebrated Coalition, and the negociation with the Duke of Portland to form an Administration, after the dismission of the Shelburne Ministry. The Coalition Ministry, of which the Duke of Portland was the nominal head, but which was represented by Lord North, as Home Secretary, and Mr. Fox, as Secretary for Foreign Affairs, was announced on the 2nd of April, 1783.

   
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British Museum Description by M. Dorothy George (More ...)

6204 THE LORD OF THE VINEYARD.
Pubd April 3d 1783. by W. Humphrey No 227 Strand.

Fox and North stand outside a high door under a stone arch, stretching out their arms to receive an enormous bunch of grapes which the Duke of Portland, who looks over the door, is handing down to them. He is saying Take it between ye. On the keystone of the arch is Portland Place.
Fox (l.) has a fox's head with bushy eyebrows. He has grasped the bunch in both hands and is taking a great bite at the grapes; North (r.) stands on tip-toe but is not touching the grapes.
Beneath the title is etched:

Says the Badger to Fox,
We're in the right Box,
     These grapes are most charming & fine;
Dear Badger you're right,
Hold them fast squeeze them tight,
     And we'll drink of political Wine.

   
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