Poor Teague: or, the faithful Irishman's joy, for the Duke of Ormond's happy deliverance. Tune of Catholick Brother.
Letterpress broadside in verse, 16 stanzas of four lines each, featuring [top left] a woodcut image of James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde [13th Earl of Ormond, 7th Earl of Ossory, 2nd Baron Butler, statesman and soldier, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 19 February 1703 – 30 April 1707] and [top right] another separate woodcut image of a man, apparently speaking and gesturing on the right, in both cases above the printed verse [to be sung to the tune of a ballad called 'Catholick Brother']. Verse begins: "Ab ab bue, by my shoul I was quite almost mad...". At time of printing, Ormonde was impeached as a Jacobite leader in June 1715 and escaped to France in August - the verse is presumably an ironic celebration of his 'deliverance'. Accused of supporting the 1715 Jacobite Rising (during which rebels shouted "High church and Ormonde"), he was impeached for high treason by Lord Stanhope on 21 June 1715. Attainted, his estate forfeited [though an act of parliament 24 June 1721, enabled his brother Charles Butler, 1st Earl of Arran, to purchase his estate] and honours extinguished, he moved to Spain, then Avignon and died in exile.
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London : printed for William White, near Fleet-street, .
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 1/2⁰.
Citations/References: Foxon, P757
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|LO Folder 9/90||
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