The Seizure, or Give the Devil His Due
- Etching on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 11 7/8 × 19 1/8 inches (30.2 × 48.6 cm), Plate: 9 7/8 × 15 inches (25.1 × 38.1 cm), Image: 7 1/4 × 13 3/4 inches (18.4 × 34.9 cm)
Lettered upper center: "EXCISE | RESIGNATION"; lettered lower left: "With great Joy, his L----- see, | Like Judas hanging on a Tree. | And crafty Reynards Exaltation; | 'For services done to the Nation. | The String that should his Body deck | By Satan plac'd about his Neck. | With Acclamations rend the skies, | 'God bless the KING, but NO EXCISE."; lettered lower center: "The | SEIZURE. | or give the DEVIL his due: | being No. 1 of a Sett of Political prints, Call'd | The OPPOSITIONS. | the Publication of which will be regularly continued every | Tuesday, but I. Williams next the Mitre Tavern | Fleet-street."; lettered lower right: "Fam'd Albion's sons behold a sight. | Must give each loyal Heart delight. | He who your Magna Charta sold, | Old Nick at last has got in hold. | And swears he'll send him with all speed | Across the Styx instead of Tweed. | While Mada's Tears too plainly tell | She mourns his loss who Pip'd so well."; lettered in left image: "The Tree bears bad | Fruit. | Aye, Aye, let him hang til his | rotten and then he'll drop. | O'er Sawneys downfall lets be merry. | Huzza! for Cyder, Mum & Perry. | Ah! damn your Scotch, ugly Phyz, | its what you must all come to. | Harm watch | Harm catch."; lettered in right image: "I'll soon spoil your pipeing | I warrant you. | O spare my Manhood, and | I've gang quietly. | Never fear Ned, he's of the | true Preston Breed. | Well said Uncle, drive | him to the Gallows. | O what pain it is to part. | Can thy P---- ever | leave thee.".
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
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Jeffreyes Hamett O'Neale, 1750–1806, British, The Seizure, or Give the Devil His Due, 1763
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