The Plot. A Letter to My Brother Robert in the Country
Chemistry, Radicalism, Crime
Reviews all the supposed rebellions of recent months. Observes of the 'Manchester Blankets' (protest hunger marchers who set out from Manchester to London in March 1817) that 'Old women were hired, with the wicked design, / These blankets together with stitches to join, / And over the Barracks at Knightsbridge, 'tis said, / The blankets at midnight were all to be spread! / Some sulphur popp'd under, they'd manage with ease, / The soldiers would die just like grandmother's bees'.
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