Punch,  10 (1846), 92.

Changes of Ministerial Heads



News-Commentary, Drollery

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Phrenology, Politics, Government

    Noting that the phrenologist James Deville 'makes casts of the heads' of people at different periods of their lives and of different 'circumstances of mental and moral culture', the author thinks that politicians' heads should be 'taken regularly every five or seven years'. Believes this would allow Charles A W Anderson-Pelham (Lord Worsley) to see how the minds of the Prime Minister, Robert Peel and his Home Secretary, James R G Graham, have changed owing to free trade. The illustration depicts a foppish-looking phrenological bust smoking a pipe.

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