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Cut for Cut, the Rubber Rubb'd, Nonsense for Nonsense, or, Dicko-Don-Quacko And his Methodist Brethren all in an Uproar... [broadside caption title]
[Np. Norwich, England? 1760s?]. [1]p. Broadside. 12½ x 8½ inches. Laid paper; printed in two columns. Superscription "Third Part" in manuscript written above title. Fold lines; staining at top and bottom edges; some losses to paper at edges, not affecting text; else very good. Unrecorded eighteenth century polemical broadside in the tradition satirist Ned Ward or the mock poem Hudibras. While the present broadside includes only a few lines of poetry, like Hudibras it appears to describe a religious controversy between a "Methodist Grub-Street Printer" named Don Dismallo Thickscullo de Halfwitto and another printer, Dicko-Don-Quacko.The broadside reports that the printers' dispute was also carried out in dueling newspapers, the eighteenth century equivalent of an internet "flame war." That the dispute was ongoing seems to be implied in the manuscript addition written at the top of the broadside: "Third Part." The broadside states: "The Methodists and their Printer having erected their Battery of Lampoonary against the Printer of the Paper call'd Helter Skelter, He hereby declares a Paper War, against all Dicko Don Quack's Mendicant Crew..." A mention in the broadside of a work printed by the "Methodist Grub-Street Printer" concerning Pondicherry may well help to date the broadside to after 1761 when British forces in India defeated the French at Pondicherry. An account of a legal dispute between two printers found in a 1768 English literary annual, The British Palladium, may well shed light on the controversy outlined in the present broadside and suggests a possible pl … [Click Below for Full Description]
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