"A Brow-Beater Badger'd" [Williams, Charles (d.1830)]. Counsellor Nodee, Or, A Brow-Beater Badger'd. [London]: [Thomas Tegg], No. 111 Cheapside, [c.1812]. 9-1/2" x 13" hand-colored etching backed onto 10" x 13" sheet. Light soiling to margins of sheet, margins of etching trimmed to edges of image, colors vivid. $750. * "A scene in court, with the Chief Justice (Ellenborough) seated between two other judges. In front and below are three counsel and two clients. A barrister stands to examine a witness, a stout man, well dressed but countrified (right): "Well Sir, you are a witness in this Cause, eh? You look like a very knowing fellow to be sure! pray now do you know the difference between the Mortgager and the Mortgagee?" The man answers: "To be sure I do, for example now! I nod at you, then I am the Noder and you are the Nodee." All except the questioner smile; a distressed usher (right) exclaims "Silence there!": George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum IX:1949 (BM Satires 11980).
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