A PC from 1903 caricatures the 'dance' of the European leaders.
- Conspuez les Français, says Lenehan, nobbling his beer." (U12.1386)
A French PC illustrating the 'entente cordiale' between France and perfidious Albion. Ironically, Joan of Arc is burning at the stake in the background!
The FOBTsD, here in a portrait by Lafayette of Dublin.
'Mountain dew' is a slang term similar to 'moonshine' = home-distilled alcohol, especially where illegal. It is made from local products such as corn, potatoes, grapes, cane sugar etc. Irish mountain dew (aka as poteen), was potato based. This PC shows a still in Connemara, with children in charge of watching it.
'Come where the booze is cheaper' is a music-hall song with lyrics by E.W. Rogers and music by A.E. Durandeau. This PC from 1900 suggests that the booze is cheaper in Ireland!
- Tell that to a fool, says the citizen. There's a bloody sight more pox than pax about that boyo. Edward Guelph-Wettin!" (U12.1399)
From EB 1911: "In his first two years the king had already earned the title of Edward the Peacemaker. Treaties of arbitration were concluded by Great Britain with France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Portugal in 1903 and 1904. This reputation was confirmed in the years which followed. The entente cordiale with France was promoted by his influence, notably by his reception of President Fallieres in England in 1908. The conclusion of the Anglo-Russian agreement (1907), hotly criticised in Radical quarters, was attributed with some reason to royal policy."
This is the stallion Persimmon (1893 - 1908), one of the Prince of Wales' most successful racing horses. One of Persimmon's offspring was the filly Sceptre, who won in 1902 every classic race except the Derby.
Edward was a well known womanizer. A French PC (1902) caricatures his coronation, showing the 'United Parisian Delegation' of Breda and Marbeuf streets, the Moulin Rouge, the Palace of Mirrors, and the Casino de Paris.
- Considerations of space influenced their lordships' decision." (U12.1408)
In another French caricature, a chorus of 'all the London ladies' is exclaiming: "Oh swell, he is so cute our Prince of Wales, in his handsome royal outfit."
- Yes, sir, says he, I will.
- You? says Joe.
- Beholden to you, Joe, says I." (U12.1409)
- Persecution, says he, all the history of the world is full of it. Perpetuating national hatred among nations.
- But do you know what a nation means? says John Wyse.
- Yes, says Bloom." (U2.1411)