The thistle reel
Print shows Lords Bute, North, and Mansfield dancing around a large thistle entwined with a garter ribbon bearing the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense"; Mansfield is holding the "Quebec Bill" in his left hand. Light radiating from the blossom on top of the thistle appears to dispel the dark clouds circling above upon which sits the Devil.
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Illus. from: The London Magazine, 1775 (February), p. 56.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5285
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 682.