Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Jeffreyes Hamett O'Neale, 1750–1806, British

Published by J. Williams, 18th century

Title:
The Seizure, or Give the Devil His Due
Date:
1763
Medium:
Etching on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 × 19 1/8 inches (30.2 × 48.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
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:
B2019.17.2
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Currently On View:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:81868