"A Graceful Specimin of the Retort Courteous", cartoon by John Doyle (H. B.), London, T McLean Aug. 12th. 1831
A scene after the opening of new London Bridge by the King and Queen. A barge lies at the foot of a wooden gangway with steps leading to the water. In the barge are seated Wellington and Lord Eldon, the Duke of Cumberland and Lord Londonderry are standing. On the steps stand two Whigs, the Duke of Devonshire (the Lord Chaimberlain) with the Duke of Sussex behind him. Cumberland to Devonshire says : My Lord Duke, you have come to the wrong barge—all here are against you. Devonshire, his right arm flung out, pointing to the dense crowds on the bridge in the background, answers : Well, if all here, are against me,--all these are against you. The river between the barge and the bridge appears to be covered with standing figures evidently in barges, there are many flags.
The notables went to the bridge on 1st August in a procession , Cumberland and Sussex being the other royal persons, and returned by barge. According to the Times, this incident is said to have occurred.
A Reorm-Bill satire, on which, as often, Wellington is associated with the ultra-Tories
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