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Idol-Worship or The Way to Preferment, a portrait of Robert 
Walpole.
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Idol-Worship or The Way to Preferment, a portrait of Robert Walpole.

1740

Britain 18th Century (1700 - 1799)

Ink on paper

Width: 26.3 cm (image); Height: 35.0 cm (image);

Inscription
Manuscript in pen, lower centre & verso, Coll. G. E'els [colon] Derham S. P. P. nec non Coll. D. Joh [colon] Bapt. Oxon. ompor Res [colon] Dign. //
Manuscript in pen, upper centre margin & recto, Sr. Robt. Walpole. //

Printed, upper centre margin & recto, IDOL-WORSHIP / or / The Way to Preferment. //
Manuscript in pen, lower right margin & recto, See a public Paper called Common-Sense [colon] or, the Englishman's Journal [colon] / published Weekly under that Title for the first year, printed in a Vol. in the / y
Printed, lower centre margin & recto, And Henry the KING made unto himself a great IDOL, the likeness of which was not in Heaven above, nor / in the Earth beneath; and he reared up his Head unto ye Clouds, [ampersan

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt Library; transfer; 1990
G.1990.WL.5641



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