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A Foreign Tree

Print of symbolic tree of British liberty

Annotation

These painted engravings ridicule the unrest wrought by French revolutionaries by contrasting French subversion with British stability. The "British Liberty Tree" (depicted in the preceding image) is assigned to the mock Latin genus of "Stabilissimus," while the more sickly looking "Foreign Tree" in this image is put in the genus "Subitarius." Notice in the background of the latter, a guillotine, symbol of all that is wrong with France.

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"A Foreign Tree," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/foreign-tree [accessed August 10, 2022]