Etched imprint from bottom right of print.
Caption title and poem in eight numbered stanzas printed in letterpress in four columns on a separate sheet and pasted over the etched title ("The friends of the people") at the bottom of the print; first line of verse: God save great George our king ...
Library's copy has been cropped at top and bottom, with loss of imprint; with a thin strip of paper printed in letterpress removed from the foot of the sheet and affixed over the second line of the caption title, reading, "It is but justice to observe, the Unitarian Dissenters only, are the Sect so restless and turbulent ; the Independents and Anabaptists stand aloof from all society with them, and are perfectly satisfied with the present form of government."
Print shows Priestley seated (left) at a table opposite Thomas Paine (right) with a winged devil seated on the table between them; Priestley holds a lantern and a dish of "Phosphorous" in his hands and a gun labeled "Royal electric fluid" sits at his elbow; Paine is seated on a barrel of gunpowder as he brandishes a dagger in either hand; the table is heaped with guns and nooses and weapons litter the floor, along with packages of brimstone and gunpowder. Stacks of books and documents variously labeled "Rights of man", "Rebellion", "Conspiracy", "Electrical batteries so designed to destroy any assembly or member at pleasure", "Assassination", etc., are piled up behind the two men, and on the walls in the background hand pictures of revolutionary violence.