London. 1738. 7pp. Woodcut frontispiece. Folio. Later wrappers. Minor tears at folds of leaves, else good. Item #WRCAM16147
First edition, first issue. An extremely attractive 18th-century British ballad critical of Walpole's dealing with Spain. The full-page woodcut shows the Spanish king pulling the tale of the British lion, which is about to mount a cart and be led away by a group of clerics harnessed to the wagon. The text attacks the British conciliation with Spain in 1738-39 and suggests that "you excise them in land, I'll excise them by sea" (in other words, buccaneering).