The Spirit of Despotism: Dedicated to Lord Castlereagh
Hone's reissue of a work that favored governmental reform. Hone's criticism of government in 1821 was expressed through his dedication of the work to Lord Castlereagh and through Cruikshank's t.p. vignette of a spaniel licking the scourge. Cf. A. Bowden, William Hone's political journalism, 1815-1821, pp. 366-368.
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