Punch,  16 (1849), 78.

Ringing the Changes



Essay, Drollery


Railways, Steam-power, Machinery, Government, Politics

    Acknowledges that science has discovered how to stop large machines in motion, such as 'a railway engine speed', but has failed to elucidate a method for halting a Member of Parliament's tongue. Describes the motion of the tongue as if it were a railway engine, with the tongue, for example, 'running on, apparently forever, towards what seems to be a constantly receding terminus'.

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