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Bargaining with Hussar Officers

Bargaining with Hussar Officers.jpg Duke of Wellington providing the people with beerThumbnailsWilliam de Langley

Order ordered by the King William IV

"The four regiments of Hussars to be dressed exactly alike. Their officers to have one dress only, and that of a less costly pattern, which will forthwith be prepared."

Of course, this, like the former ukase, could not escape the satirist, and we have the accompanying illustration by R. S. entitled, "Raising the Wind by Royal Authority. His Majesty intends diminishing the extravagant expense of the Military Officer's dress. See the papers."

Here we see the Jew old clothesmen chaffering against each other and bargaining with Hussar Officers for their compulsorily left-off finery.

Author
The Project Gutenberg EBook of When William IV. Was King,
by John Ashton
Published in 1896
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19th Century, England
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