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Disease, Hunting, Government, Politics
Reports on the description by statesman Henry P Brougham (1st Baron Brougham and Vaux) of the seasonal 'Legislative Cholera', a disease that Brougham believes causes a swelling and the death of 'bills', but which Punch regards as a 'violent delirium' causing statesmen to have an 'inordinate craving' for grouse shooting. Notes that one solution to the problem is to fence in Hampstead Heath and stock it with 'grouse of all descriptions'.
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