Punch, 32 (1857), 130.
An-Atomy of a Majority
Introduction, Drollery; Poetry, Drollery
Physics, Matter Theory, Politics, Government, Analogy
Notes the disgust of several statesmen including Richard Cobden, Benjamin Disraeli, and William E Gladstone that their 'fortuitous concourse of atoms' over the 'Chinese triumph should be called a Coalition'. Suggests a poem that statesmen might have penned about the general election, a 'paraphrase of a well-known passage', that develops the notion that the coalition over China was like a 'chaos' of atoms combining under 'some law occult'.
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