Punch,  16 (1849), 141.

The Gretna Green Blacksmith Defyeth Lord Campbell



Poetry, Drollery


Railways, Telegraphy, Supernaturalism

    An attack on the 'Marriage Bill' of the Lord Chancellor John Campbell (1st Baron Campbell). The bill's author, represented as a Scottish blacksmith, complains, 'Such awfu' dreams I see, / Ghaists o'post-chays, whom railway days / Lang syne has doomed to dee'.

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