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The York March

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Title from item.Grego, II, p. 115, 149-50Date from item.The Albert H. Wiggin Collection, 1941Grego, Joseph. "Rowlandson the caricaturist; a selection from his works with anecdotal descriptions of his famous caricatures, in two volumes." London: Chatto and Windus, 1880The stout Duke of York has turned his sturdy back on his fair enslaver, declaring, 'If I must march, I must ; however, I shall leave my Baggage behind me!' The principal cause of the exposure may be laid to the Duke's account. He declined, as has been mentioned, to keep his word in respect to an allowance of four hundred a year, which, there appears no doubt, he had promised to make the lady, if her conduct, after his desertion, was such as to merit his approval. Mrs. Clarke, who is dressed precisely as she appeared at the bar of the House of Commons, is thus reproaching the York deserter. The storm which was raised during the enquiry into the abuses of privilege in the administration of the army and Half-Pay Fund, and threatened to deprive the Duke of his office as Commander-in-Chief, only hardened his resolution to do nothing for this Ariadne, who, however, to do her justice, showed herself well able to defend her own interests, and to pay back her defamers in their own coin.
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