Punch,  10 (1846), "186 to 96" [186].

Vestiges of the Natural History of Peerage Creation



Essay, Satire


Evolution, Animal Development, Progress, Politics, Government

    Borrowing from Chambers 1844, claims that the 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Peerage Creation' can be found in 'divers votes [...] in favour of certain Ministers', and 'traces of footsteps following the track of Ministers'. Adds that beneath such traces appear trampled 'principles', some of which will be 'observable in very ticklish positions'. Believes vestiges will also contain 'marks of Royal favour', as well as 'relics' taken from 'a foreign enemy'.

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