Punch,  15 (1848), [247].

Leporello Recounting the Railway Loves of Don John



Illustration, Drollery

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Railways, Transport, Commerce, Charlatanry

    Following PU1/15/24/5, this is a parody of Leporello's aria, 'Madama, il catologo e questo' from Wolfgang A Mozart's opera Don Giovanni, in which Leporello describes the number of conquests of the Lothario. Leporello is played by George Hudson and is the servant of 'Don' John Bull, who is a railway speculator rather than a Lothario. The figures stand in front of a railway terminus and Leporello holds up a long scroll on which is inscribed a list of all the railway lines in which 'Don John' has invested.

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