THE RIGHT DIVINE OF KINGS TO GOVERN WRONG.
A thing of no bowels-------
-----from the crown to the toe, topfull
Of direst cruelty. -- His Realm a slaughter-house--
The swords of soldiers are in his teeth-- --
Iron for NAPLES, hid with English gilt.1
Printed by W. Hone, Ludgate Hill, London.
1. [KG] The caption to Cruikshank's image is a collage of quotations from several different Shakespeare plays: "A thing of no bowels" is from Thersites' speech, Troilus and Cressida (II.ii); "from the crown to the toe, topfull / Of direst cruelty" is misquoted from Macbeth (I.v.33-34); "The swords of soldiers are in his teeth" is misquoted from King John (II.i.353); and "Iron for NAPLES, hid with English gilt" is punningly misquoted from Henry VI, part 3 (II.ii.139). [return]