Punch,  10 (1846), 66.

The Political Automaton Chess-Player



Essay, Drollery


Amusement, Instruments, Invention, Magic, Charlatanry, Politics, Government, Machinery

    Compares the Prime Minister Robert Peel, a 'great political chess-player' whose political moves are 'suggested entirely by others', to the automaton chess-player, 'one of the wonders of mechanism' whose moves are controlled entirely by M Mouret, a celebrated chess-player.

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