The Inside of a School - or the first meeting - after the -
A satire on the return of Fox to Parliament, for a debate on the peace overtures from France, having left in 1797. He is in the centre of the classroom wearing a fools cap labelled 'Truant'. The bundled papers that he stands on carry labels alluding to controversial episodes that he had become embroiled in. At desks on either side of the room sit Dundas, wearing his Scottish tartan, and Pitt. Sheridan and Burdett are the 'Sulky Boys'.
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J P G Viennet - 1
JEAN PONS GU. VIENNET French writer, one-time prisoner of war in hulks at Plymouth, military, punished for his controversial writings but subsequently reinstated
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