The third trial of William Hone, on an ex-officio information :
at Guildhall, London, December 20, 1817, before Lord Ellenborough and a special jury, for publishing a parody on the Athanasian Creed, entitled "The Sinecurist's Creed.".
|Main Creator:||Hone, William, 1780-1842.|
Hone was tried for profane libel for publishing a parody of "The Creed of St. Anthanasius" to attack the governmnet, particularly Lord Chancellor Eldon, Foreign Secretary Lord Castlereagh, and Home Secretary Lord Sidmouth. Cf. A. Bowden, William Hone's political journalism, 1815-1821, pp. 111-113.
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London : Printed by & for William Hone, 1818.
Trial in the Court of King's Bench.
Publisher's advertisements: p. 44.
Copy from a bound set of The three trials of William Hone.
Formerly in the personal collection of Anne and F.G. Renier.
Physical description: 44 p. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Citations/References: Hackwood, F.W. Hone, 32