Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)
Illustration for Charles Lever's Barrington (Chapter 42, p. 337)
Here we confirm that Stapylton's sudden "illness" has not been caused by the press's unfavourable comments about his conduct at Peterloo. Recognizing a fellow confidence-man, Stapylton bribes Dr. Dill into proclaiming his being genuinely ill and into revealing what the others in the house think of him: "Remember, I want candour and frankness; no humbug. I'll not stand humbug!" (337). Dill reveals that Stapylton is not likely to succeed in his suit.