The Patriot turned Plagarist, or the Petty Tax Gatherers Hunting John Bull
Lettered in image: "TAXES? TAXES? TAXES? | why how am I to get Money | to pay them all? I shall | very soon have neither a | House, nor Hole to put | my Head in | a house to put your | head in? --why what | the Devil should you want | with a House? -- Hav'nt | you got a first floor-Room | to live in? - & if that is too | dear, can't you move into | the Garret or get into the | cellar? Taxes must | be had Johnny. Come | down with your Cash | it's all for the good | of your dear | Country | was I not always | call'd the Friend of | the People. | TAXES! TAXES! TAXES! | This Shop | to Let | enquire of the | Tax Gatherers. | JOHN Bull. late Dealer in the | Shop-below-. Moved Up-Stairs: | NB Porterage done: Shoes clean'd &c. | NEW TAXES | Property Tax | 10 per cent | Small Beer | Tax | Tax on Servant Maids | Iron Tax (Strikethrough) | NEW Malt Tax | Soap - Candles | new Window Tax | new Stamp Tax | Hats-Salt-Tobacco | Shoes-Shirsts & Tools | NEW | BREWERY | for the Benefit | of the Poor | C.J.F.in ye Chair | Erected | 1806 | C.J. Colpone | overseen | HOME BREW | SMALL BEER | Ten Shillings | a Barrel Duty"; lettered below image: "the PATRIOT turned PLAGARIST or the Petty Tax Gatherers, Hunting JOHN BULL | Pub'd June 1806 by S.W. Fores 50 Picadilly."
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Charles Williams, active 1796–1830, British, The Patriot turned Plagarist, or the Petty Tax Gatherers Hunting John Bull, 1806
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