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The very wise aldermen of Gotham, scratching for a mayor (BM 1868,0808.13252)

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A throng of figures in furred gowns, most of whom have animals' heads, surround a table, on which are open polling books, with triple columns of names. At the further side of the table sits Alderman Bull, with a bull's head, writing with a pen in his cloven hoof. On his right hand is Wilkes. Behind stands a man with a goat's beard and horns probably intended for Watkin Lewes. Harley as an ape wearing spurred boots enters from the right. n.d. c. Oct 1774
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1774
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British Museum
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