Patriotism and creed.
Respectfully dedicated to Thomas Sexton, Esq. M.P. /
Colour chromolithograph depicting the figure Hibernia/Erin in the sunlight; the sun's rays have the words 'Dawn of Freedom' written on them. She is wearing a white dress; the top part has a collar of shamrocks. She holds a large black crucifix in one hand and a green banner with a harp on it [representing Ireland] in the other. On her forehead is a bunch of green shamrock. She is shown stepping on a green snake, that has the words 'English Paganism' written along his body, white a Union Jack [English flag] is also underneath her feet with the words 'Irish Contempt' written across the centre of it; a shotgun, with the words 'English Coercion' written on it is also shown on the ground - in this case the barrel of the gun is shown going though a noose of a piece of rope also on the ground. Chains and an axe [symbolising the figure of Hibernia/Erin breaking free] also feature. On verso page 22 [left] and page 19 [right] of the issue of the serial 'The Pilot', October 31, 1885. It features [on p. 22] a column on the Vokes family and the theatre; 'The Talkey Down Commissioners', a colum called 'Lookout Warnings' [re. the North Donegal Election]; a column entitled 'Take Your Choice' [an extract of Gladstone's speech at Mudmire - satirical]. Page 19 has a colum entitled 'The Cabin Boy's Log' Kept by the Cabin Boy Himself [another satirical column on the elections]; a column entitled 'The G. O. M's Lament' [that begins with a bawdy poem about English and Irish M.P's - Parnell among those mentioned]. The adjoining column has a small cartoon of M/P.'s crying into their handkerchief's, while a ballot box is shown with anthropomorphic features - arms, legs, a face with a very broad smile. it features above a poem/ballad entiteld 'Election Ethics, No. II Jeremiad of ye three discarded members outside ye moderne ballot-box'; underneath this is a paragraph entitled 'The Munster and Leinster Bank - shocking intelligence' from the 'Kilmallock [Co.Limerick] correspondent [again satirical in nature].
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[Dublin] : [Richard Barrett], 31st October 1885.
Printed u.l.: 'The Pilot' and underneath this [emanating from the sun's rays] 'Dawn of Freedom'. Printed u.r.: 'October 31, 1885'.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 51 x 38 cm..
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