LAW and BOOKSELLERS Westminster Hall. The First Day of Term. A Satyrical Poem
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LAW and BOOKSELLERS Westminster Hall. The First Day of Term. A Satyrical Poem
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LAW and BOOKSELLERS
Westminster Hall. The First Day of Term. A Satyrical Poem, engraved satirical poem in 4 columns below a large interior view of Westminster Hall by C. Mosley after Hubert Gravelot, framed and glazed, platemark 315 x 342mm., Laurie & Whittle, 6 November 1797 [but nineteenth century]

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  • The scene shows the interior of Westminster Hall with judges and lawyers preparing to take their seats while book and print sellers display their wares around the edges. The poem satirizes the British judicial system and refers to some of its more notorious characters, such as William Wreathock, a solicitor who was known for inventing false alibis and offering bribes.
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