[Parody of the Apostle's Creed]

Summary:Parody of the Apostles' Creed mocking politicians of the day including John Beresford, his son John Claudius Beresford, the Earl of Clare and Earl Fitzwilliam. First lines read: "Behold the creed, of every pensio'd knave, that lowly bows to tyrant Nero's pow'r, and revels in the sunshine of his smiles, who, with malignant fury strives to crush, the seeds of freedom in his native land. M. N-g-t". Extract from text: "I believe in John Beresford, the Father Almighty of the Revenue, creator of the North Wall, the Ottiwell Jobb and the Coal Tax, and in his true Son John Claudius, who was conceived in the spirit of the Chancellor, born of the Virgin Custom-house, suffered under Earl Fitzwilliam, was stigmatized, spurned at and dismissed. The third week he arose again ascendeth into the cabinet and sitteth on the right hand of his Father...".
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: [S.l. : s.n., n.d., ca. 1790?].
Notes:This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.

Physical description: 1 sheet ; 16 x 10 cm.

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EPH D488
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