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THE POLITICAL DRAMA. No.11


Now, my fine fellows, as Secretary of S-te, I have in behalf of the Whigs, Tories, Bishops, and Placemen,
Pensioners, Sabbath Protectors, Tax Eaters , Slave Owners, Land Owners, Money Jobbers, and the
remainder of the honourable and united body of the Nonproductives and Donothings, to return you
their sincere thanks for the vigilant, firm, orderly, forbearing, sensible, discreet, and admirable manner
in which you discharge your duties, particularly in these important and dangerous times, when the
spirit of that humbug Liberty is now spreading to an alarming degree, and to the danger of all true
lovers of non-resistance, passive obedience, and kingly divinity. It is, my friends, the first duties of a
good Monarchial Government, to act in direct opposition to the general voice of the people: and as you
were enrolled and organized in opposition to the wishes of the public, so must ye be perpetually
maintained by them, for it has always been the rule of this Government to say "no," when the people
say "yes," and the reverse. Therefore, my lads, you are always justified in breaking the heads of the
public when you consider it absolutely necessary for the maintenance of the public peace, not even
excepting your own wives and families; for, according to the law, they have no business in your way;
besides, my lads, you are aware that the oath of one of ye, however doubtful, as good as the oaths of
twenty respectable housekeepers, however doubtless. Therefore, you are always sure of protection
from these judicial old women, the Magistrates who receive their advices from the Government as well
as their pay and pensions. Now, my lads, I have nothing further to say to ye, in dismissing ye, excepting
that ye do for the future obtain as much as possible from supplying the different parishes with
children, to the inconvenience to the servant maids, and at the expense of the parishioners ; and also I
request that you will for the future bring with ye as small a quantity of live stock about your persons as
you may find convenient, as well as for the dignity of so highly a respectable body of spies and informers.


Please, Sir, may
I go backwards.

Dam the varmint, ever
since I've been in the
force they have stuck to me
as close as my police coat.

I say, you Po-lice
man, get a little .
farther off.

By Jasus I vish your honor
would give us a few throats
to cut for we have had
enough of breaking heads

Oh! my eye,
you do that
again now.

We'll do any thing
for money.

I've had a regular attack
of the Influenza but its
Dropping of by degrees

I vish as how you'd
vipe your nose you
nasty beast.

I vish I vos in the Vork -
House once more vere
they took me from.

I wish I was sweeping the crossing
again, I used to get a wiper and
other bits of articles now and then,
of the passengers, without boar-
and kept them to myself, but any
thing that is prig'd now, there's my
company crying halves and a fee
for my Hofficers.


REVIEWING THE BLUE DEVILS, ALIAS THE RAW LOBSTERS, ALIAS THE BLUDGEON MEN.

Printed and Published by G.Drake, 12, Houghton Street, Clare Market.