An Address To his Majesty, on his late happy escape from Assassination. (with) His Majesty’s Most gracious Answer.


Broadside, folio, printed one side in double column, central woodcut division ornament, lower right hand corner cut away, laid down on backing sheet.


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A pair of satirical poems on the assassination attack on George III at the Drury Lane Theatre on 15th May 1800. The address is of ten 6 line stanzas, and the King’s supposed response is of seven 6 line stanzas. First and last lines of the Address: “Most terrible sir Do send us down something to drink”. Of the King’s response: “Ye Louts and ye Loobies But, gen’lemen, here’s plenty of a-fe”. No copy traced.