12016-08-19T12:58:17-07:00Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c72001The counter-medly, being a proper answer to all the dunces of the medly and their abettors.2016-08-19T12:58:17-07:00Dove, David James, 1696?-1769.HSP Bc 612 C83[Philadelphia : Printed by Anthony Armbruster, 1765]David James Dove's reply to Isaac Hunt's The medley, accusing Dove of gross immorality. Verse in sixteen stanzas; first line: Hail poets twelve! None like you e'er were born. Followed by: A song. To the tune of a free and an accepted Mason. First lines: Come let us prepare We true men that are. Imprint supplied by Evans. Text in four columns; engraved cut at head of title.1 sheet : ill. (engraved cut) ; ?�.Evans, C. American bibliography, 994311Will Fenton9e3bf7727b68fc64e416bcd18efaefb81d06944c
12017-03-29T06:46:46-07:001764 Election1plain2017-03-29T06:46:46-07:00Benjamin Franklin’s electoral loss did not pass without mention. His allies justified it and his opponents rejoiced in it. Meanwhile prurient pamphlets personalized the results. Central to that turn were Isaac Hunt, the “one-man pamphlet shop,” and David James Dove, who figured heavily in the late-Paxton debate.
In this pro-Franklin cartoon, Isaac Hunt repurposes the plate used in Dove’s Paxton Expedition to caricature Presbyterians. One remarks, “We Pres[byteria]ns spring up like mushrooms,” while another adds, “and wither as soon.” Hunt embeds Dove (bottom center), accompanied by a black mistress to resurface rumors he circulated in Conference.
In this pro-Paxton cartoon, Dove answers Hunt and assails Franklin by depicting Franklin as “agent” of the Devil (bottom center). A Paxtonian character on horseback remarks, “March on brave Germantonians,” framing the 1764 election as an electoral version of the Paxton march.