King O’Connell at Tara

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This cartoon, appearing Aug. 26, 1843, was drawn by Shallaballa. The Irish peasants bring their buttermilk and scrawny pigs as offerings to O’Connell, who rests on the devil’s back, with his foot on the British Constitution. The scale under his arm is labelled “Justice to Ireland,” and is tipped by “Daniel’s Allowance.” On the floor nearby is the “Royal Plunder Chest.”

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