A satire on the conciliatory attitude of the British ministers towards Napoleon in the face of the latter's aggressions. Three figures, representing political personalities of the day (Fox, Addington, and Hawkesbury), surround a large wicker cradle in which reposes Britannia with her thumb in her mouth. Addington, dressed as an old woman, rocks the cradle and sings a song (the dialog bubble starts: "o, By, my Baby, my Baby ..."); Hawkesbury, dressed as a nursemaid, approaches the cradle and carries a child's commode inscribed "French C...k...g Chair"; and Fox, seated behind the cradle, looks at Britannia through the corner of his eye as he folds linen on which is inscribed "French Cambrick". A portrait of Napoleon hangs above the fireplace.
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